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Junior doctors at CNMCH lift agitation, demand better security

Kolkata: The agitation by the junior doctors of Chittaranjan National Medical College Hospital, which had started from Thursday evening after three doctors were beaten up by patient parties, was lifted on Friday evening after the hospital authorities promised to provide them with adequate security as per their demand.
The patient had died of alleged negligence while he was being shifted from the emergency to a general ward.
The three doctors, who bore the brunt of the wrath of the patient party, Syed Rafi Ahmed and his juniors Asif Ayub and Sourabh Majumdar. They were assaulted with wooden chairs and tables.
The junior doctors sat in a meeting with the principal of the medical college Manjuhree Roy, hospital super Pit Baran Chakraborty, deputy commissioner of police (south east) Kalyan Mukherjee and placed their demand of exemplary punishment
for the accused and boosting up security measures for their safety.
The three persons who were arrested on Thursday for the assault include Habib Bakshi alias Raja, Md Siraj Ahmed and Shahjadi Begum.
A case has been registered under sections 332 (voluntarily causing hurt) and 34 (common intention) of IPC, along with section 4 of West Bengal Medicare service Personnel and Medicare Service Institutions (Prevention of Violence and Damage to
Property) Act 2009.
"It is unfortunate that as junior doctors we often have to face such assaults. We are taking all measures to step up security at the hospital," said Pitbaran
Chakraborty, medical superintendent at CNMCH.
It may be mentioned that Arshad Hussain, a resident of Topsia 2nd Lane, was brought to the emergency ward of the hospital around 1.30 am on Thursday. On checking, Dr Ahmed recommended immediate hospitalisation and as Hussain was being shifted to the ward, he reportedly died.
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