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Mamata appeals to agitating doctors in Facebook post

Mamata appeals to agitating doctors in Facebook post

Kolkata: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in a Facebook post on Thursday reiterated that the agitating doctors should withdraw their ceasework at NRS Medical College and Hospital, as it has crippled health services across the state.

"I appeal to all to restore normal healthcare services to the patients without any further delay. Our government has taken full care of the injured doctor. We pray that he recovers quickly. As per information received, he is stable and improving," Banerjee said in her Facebook post.

The Chief Minister also assured that her government is extending full cooperation and taking all necessary action. But, in spite of that, provocations are coming from other political parties. Calling the NRS incident 'unfortunate', Banerjee said: "An unfortunate incident took place in NRS Hospital 3 days ago. I sent my colleague, Chandrima Bhattacharjee, minister of state, Health and Family Welfare, to visit the injured doctor, talk to a section of the junior doctors who are agitating and request them to withdraw the agitation as people are not getting treatment. Cancer patients, kidney patients, accident victims and even children coming from distant places are suffering."

She also posted: "I sent Commissioner of Police, Kolkata to talk to the junior doctors. Five persons have been arrested and their bail prayers were rejected by court. One person died and a complaint of negligence of treatment has been lodged. An enquiry has been started to look into the issues from all sides. Our additional chief secretary, Health, visited the injured doctor and met a section of the agitating junior doctors and appealed to them to resume services."

"Today when I visited SSKM, I saw a gathering of outsiders from different political parties shouting slogans in the silence zones of the hospital and stopping emergency services. The family members were crying and outdoor services remained closed. I sent some patients to private hospitals for immediate treatment," she maintained in her post.

Banerjee also stated: "I am grateful to senior doctors and professors who are offering full services to the people. My humble regards to them for their cooperation. Some misinformation is being spread on social media by some political parties."

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