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CM pays surprise visit to SSKM

KOLKATA: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday visited the state-run SSKM Hospital to see a patient who has been undergoing treatment in the hospital after suffering a cerebral attack.
During her visit, Banerjee asked the hospital authorities to strengthen the security measures inside the hospital campus. While entering the Outpatient department, she found that it was crowd. She enquired as to why so many people had assembled there and asked the on-duty police officers for answers.
She also visited the casualty block of the hospital. She entered the hospital at around 12 pm and stayed there for around 20 minutes. Banerjee enquired about the health condition of Sambhunath Jana who has been undergoing treatment in the hospital after suffering cerebral attack.
It was learnt from the sources that during the administrative meeting at Nabanna later in the day, the Chief Minister wanted to know why people in large numbers had assembled outside the OPD of SSKM Hospital. She directed the senior health officials at Nabanna to ensure better quality treatment in SSKM and other referral hospitals.
Banerjee instructed the hospital authorities to ensure that there is no water crisis at the hiospital especially during scorching summers. Chief Minister also instructed the officials of the hospital to increase the number of the water tankers so that there is no scarcity of water.
During her visit, she also wanted to know from the patients if they were facing any problems in the hospital. It may be mentioned here that it is Banerjee, who started paying surprise visits to various state-run hospitals to take a stock of available infrastructure, after becoming the Chief Minister. Following the Chief Minister's instruction, major infrastructural revamps were carried out at the hospitals.
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