CENTRE Seeks Report From Bengal Govt On Breakdown Of Medical Facilities & Political Violence

FIVE senior physicians ,who had taken initiative  in ending impasse between Mamata Banerjee government and protesting resident doctors ,on Saturday virtually decided to abandon their mission for the present.The agitating docs at a general body meet  refused to have any dialogue in her Secretariat at Nabanna.They remained adamant on their demand that she must tender unconditional apology for her insulting languages against junior physicians and must come to Nil Ratan Sarkar Medical College and Hospital for talks.Being
supported by senior medical professionals and resident doctors across India ,Bengal’s resident doctors have pledged to continue agitation for security and better environment in hospitals.Meanwhile expressing concern over collapse of medicare in West Bengal and mass regignation by physicians and non-functioning of hospitals and medical colleges,the Central government has
sought report from the state government on the issue  and also unabated political violence.
TV channels quoting sources report
the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has issued an advisory to the West Bengal government conveying “deep concern” over  political violence in the state from ,2016 and asking it to contain such  violence.MHA headed by Amit Shah intends to be apprised about the steps being taken by Mamata government to contain political violence across the state.Incidentally ,Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee holds both Home
And Health ministries in the sensative eastern state.Kesri Nath Tripathi,84 years old State Governor,last week arrived in Delhi and updated Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah
on the latest situation in the state.The former Uttar Pradesh Assembly Speaker has  interacted with leaders of BJP, Congress , CPI-M and protesting students.He has also visited Paribaha Mukherjee who is under treatment after being attacked by kin of a patient.
With over 500 resignations by senior doctors in Bengal, The Resident Doctors’ Association of Delhi’s All India Medical Sciences has issued a 48-hour ultimatum to Bengal CM to resolve the issue related to safety and security for medics on hospital premises failing which the on-going agitation will be
intensified(edited by Pranab Kumar Chakravarty)

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