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Trinamool, BJP urge Bengal doctors to resume work

IANS  |  Kolkata 

Urging normalcy of in amidst the ongoing doctor's protests against the attack on colleagues of the and Hospital in Kolkata, both and leaders on Wednesday requested the hospitals to resume work.

"Not just on behalf of Congress, but as a citizen of the country, I condemn the attack on the doctors. But one should not forget that immediate action has been taken against the culprits. They have been arrested," told reporters.

Banerjee, the nephew of and party supremo Mamata Banerjee, gave due "respect to the emotional outburst of the junior doctors" while reminding them about their duties and responsibilities.

"I want to ask you: who would be responsible for the death of the patients?" he asked.

He mentioned that the state is considering the demands of the doctors. Health Minister held a meeting on Wednesday.

Pointing out one casualty in due to the shutdown, he said: "Patients are moving from hospital to hospital, they are suffering and some are losing their lives. So I request everyone to have faith in the administration as the government is taking necessary steps".

On the other hand, leaders directly blamed Trinamool for the ruckus at the hospital.

A protest erupted at the state-run on Tuesday morning bringing the to a standstill, after a junior doctor was allegedly beaten up by the kin of a 75-year-old patient who died there late on Monday night. The family members of the deceased patient alleged medical negligence.

An intern named sustained in the attack and has been admitted in the intensive care unit of the in Kolkata's Park Circus area.

"Beating people and creating hooliganism inside a hospital premises has been a trend of the Trinamool workers. The consequent protest is a matter of worry and the CM heading the should think about it," pointed out.

Lending his support to the protesting doctors, said: "We support them and we are with the doctors. But I urge them not to punish common people and resume their work. I would request the administration to provide security to the doctors".

--IANS

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First Published: Wed, June 12 2019. 21:08 IST
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