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Mamata Banerjee blames BJP for Kolkata doctors strike

Junior Doctors meet Governor

Mamta Banerjee with Amit Shah
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Mamata Banerjee blames BJP for Kolkata doctors strike, Junior Doctors meet Governor, demand security in every medical college and hospital. Amidst the ongoing strike by junior doctors at the Nil Ratan Sircar (NRS) Medical College in Kolkata, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee held the BJP responsible and accused its leader and Union Home Minister Amit Shah of creating communal tension in the state.

The state-wide protest was triggered after a junior doctor at the NRS Medical College and Hospital in Kolkata was beaten up by the family of a patient who alleged that he died because of negligence. Agitating junior doctors raised slogans and protested when Mamata Banerjee visited the SSKM hospital in Kolkata. Mamata Banerjee accused Amit Shah of creating communal tension in the state

Professor Saibal Kumar Mukherjee and Professor Saurabh Chattopadhyay resigned as the Principal and Medical Superintendent/vice principal, respectively, of NRS Medical College and Hospital on Thursday, 13 June. Junior doctors have been protesting at the Nil Ratan Sircar (NRS) Medical College in Kolkata for the past four days.

She also blamed the BJP of giving communal colour to the ongoing medical doctors' strike. Mamata Banerjee said, "For four days, the officials have not been working and the BJP using Hindus and Muslims rhetoric. Can you divide patients into Hindus and Muslims? Then there would be no doctor, army, fire brigade or police services." She also blamed the BJP of giving communal colour to the ongoing medical doctors' strike.

The state-wide protest was triggered after Pariboho Mukherjee, a junior doctor at the NRS Medical College and Hospital, was beaten up by the family members of a patient who alleged that he died because of negligence. Three junior doctors and a fourth-year student of Burdwan Medical College and Hospital were injured on Wednesday after a mob of patients’ relatives hurled bricks at them.

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