Speaking at the 10th Foundation Day of the Institute of Neuro Sciences, Kolkata, he said the state attaches great importance to health services.
"The state has some of the best results in terms of health outcomes across India. For example, West Bengal has some of the lowest rates of neo-natal and infant mortality, and some of the highest rates of immunisation," Asquith said.
Hailing Indian doctors practising in the UK, he added that their contribution was invaluable along with nurses in the British healthcare system.
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