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NRS row: Deceased patient's son speaks up

Kolkata: Mohammad Sabir, son of Mohammad Sahid following whose death some persons assaulted the junior doctors of Nil Ratan Sarkar Medical College and Hospital on Monday and which later snowballed into the total collapse of medical services in Bengal, alleged that the doctors on duty did not attend to his father on time.

Sabir alleged that his father had become weak after observing the month-long Roja. As his condition deteriorated, his sons took him to NRS Medical College and Hospital, where he was admitted on Saturday.

On Monday his health condition deteriorated but none of the doctors came to attend to him, alleged Sabir. He said finding no other option, his friend Mohammad Kalim went to call a doctor who in turn sent him to meet the senior doctors. However, the senior doctors who were sitting in an air-conditioned room, did not listen to him. Kalim subsequently brought a junior doctor. The doctor examined his father but did not talk to them. Md Sahid eventually died at around 5.20 pm.

Following his death, the doctors allegedly refused to issue the death certificate as well. Finally, they agreed to give it in on condition that the youths who had gone to them should tender an unconditional apology for talking to them inappropriately.

Some senior police officers of Entally police station went to the doctors and tried to convince them. But their request was turned down.

This infuriated the youths who were present there, who subsequently hurled stones and beat up the doctors. However, Sabir said following the incident, they were feeling scared.

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