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Cong, BJP support SCB striking doctors' cause


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The Opposition Congress and the BJP today threatened to throw their weight behind the 9-day long cease-work by doctors of SCB Medical College and Hospital here demanding removal of a senior professor.

Junior doctors of two other state-run teaching hospitals also ceased work today in solidarity with agitating doctors of the SCB Medical College and Hospital.

Congress and BJP leaders met the striking doctors here separately and announced their support for the cause.

The opposition leaders also held discussions with hospital superintendent Dr Shyama Kanungo over the sufferings of the patients due to the strike.

Healthcare facilities have worsened in the hospital as the junior doctors are on strike for last nine days.

The Junior Doctors' Association (JDA) is on strike since February 19 demanding action against the professor, who had been allegedly committing atrocities and harassing post-graduate students of his department since long.

Senior residents and house surgeons too are boycotting their hospital duties from last week in support of the junior doctors.

The Medical College Principal Dr Siddhart Das has formed a committee to probe the issue and it has submitted a report to the state government.

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First Published: Feb 27 2018 | 11:05 PM IST

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