South Dinajpur CMOH calls for 24-hr police protection at hospitals
BALURGHAT: In view of the recent spate of attacks at state-run hospitals by outsiders, Chief Medical Officer of Health (South Dinajpur) Dr Sukumar Dey has sought 24-hour police protection in all state-run facilities across the district. Dr Dey has sent a letter earlier this week to District Magistrate Nikhil Nirmal, in which he has appealed for tight police arrangements in all urban and rural hospitals of South Dinajpur.
Expressing his concern over the issue, Dr Dey said: "I have already delivered a letter to the DM of the district seeking round the clock police protection. We have the latest NRS instance in our hands." According to him, the district Health department has urged the DM for 24-hour police deployment at Balurghat District Hospital and Gangarampur Sub-Divisional Hospital, along with Rashidpur, Harirampur and Tapan block primary health centres, located in rural belts.