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Health dept holds meet with senior cops on security in hospitals

Health dept holds meet with senior cops on security in hospitals
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Kolkata: State Health department officials held a meeting with senior police officers at Swasthya Bhawan on Tuesday, discussing security aspects at various state-run medical colleges in the city. The main purpose of the meeting was to address the instances of security lapse.

Senior police officers have already visited various medical colleges in the city to take a stock of the security measures in place.

On the basis of their observation, they met the health officials to discuss how to enhance the security infrastructure in the medical colleges and hospitals.

Meanwhile, some junior doctors on Tuesday threatened to organise another movement, in response to the five accused persons arrested in connection with the NRS incident being granted bail.

All five persons who were arrested in connection with the assault on the junior doctors at NRS Medical College and Hospital a few days ago, were granted bail by a city court on Monday.

The accused were given bail as there was not enough evidence to establish their involvement in the incident.

The five persons had been remanded to police custody on two occasions since their arrest. On Monday, a city court granted them bail on personal bond. The release of the accused did not go down well with the junior doctors as they are considering it 'a failure' of the police.

A team of junior doctors from NRS Medical College and Hospital met the Director of Medical Education (DME) Dr Pradip Mitra on Tuesday in this regard. They also sought a clarification from the DME on how the accused, who had allegedly attacked the doctors, were granted bail.

The junior doctors said that the Health department officials had provided them assurance that the accused persons had been booked under non-bailable sections.

The DME reportedly told the junior doctors that it was the court's decision and the Health department had nothing to do with it.

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