Oppn seeks Mamata’s resignation as health minister, slams her for politicising Bengal doctors’


PTI, Jun 13, 2019, 6:37 PM IST

Kolkata: The opposition camp in West Bengal slammed Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday for her alleged threats to agitating doctors and sought her immediate resignation as the health minister.

Bengal BJP Vice-President Jay Prakash Majumdar said the Chief minister, instead of solving the problem, was indulging in a blame game.

“Is this a way to deal with the agitating doctors? Instead of solving the problem, she is blaming the doctors, the BJP and others. This is completely absurd. If she can’t control the situation, she should resign as the health minister,” Majumdar said.

The Chief minister on Thursday asked agitating the junior doctors across the state to resume work and warned of action if the order is not followed.

Banerjee, who visited the state-run SSKM hospital in the wake of disruption of medical services in several parts of the state over the past three days, directed police to clear hospital premises, asserting that no one other than the patients should be allowed on the campus.

She had given the doctors a four-hour deadline to rejoin service, but later revised it to 2.00 p.m.

The Chief Minister also claimed that the agitation was part of a conspiracy of the BJP and the CPI(M).

Accusing the Trinamool Congress (TMC) supremo of politicizing the issue, CPI(M) central committee member Sujan Chakraborty said Banerjee does not seem interested in ending the impasse.

“Is she is concerned about solving the problem, or would just want to politicize the matter? The way she was threatening the doctors, it seems she is not at all interested in ending the impasse,” he said.

Doctors across the state have called for a strike in protest against the attack on two of their colleagues at NRS Medical College and Hospital in the city by family members of a patient, who died on Monday night.

Services have been affected over the past three days in emergency wards, outdoor facilities and pathological units of many state-run medical colleges and hospitals and a number of private medical facilities in the state, leaving many patients in the lurch.

Despite the CM’s warning, the agitating doctors were seen continuing the protest at the state-run hospitals.

They raised “we want justice” slogans before Banerjee.

Sources said a delegation of doctors would be meeting Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi Thursday to submit a deputation in connection with the ongoing protest. ​

Udayavani is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel and stay updated with the latest news.

Top News

Koppal: Sanganna Karadi resigns from BJP

Am an independent, no more with BJP to face disciplinary action: rebel leader Eshwarappa

Rahul Gandhi to address 2 public meetings in Karnataka tomorrow

BJP urges EC to stop Cong’s ‘Guarantee Cards’ campaign

TMC protects infiltrators, opposes CAA: PM Modi

Bengaluru: Woman cheated on pretext of marriage; complaint filed

Kerala High Court CJ hospitalised due to uneasiness during visit to Mahakaleshwar temple in MP

Related Articles More

Wish to work for betterment of my state Odisha: UPSC 2nd rank holder Animesh Pradhan

BJP urges EC to stop Cong’s ‘Guarantee Cards’ campaign

EC bans Cong’s Randeep Surjewala from campaigning for 48 hrs over remarks on Hema Malini

UPSC Civil Services 2023 results declared; Aditya Srivastava secures top rank

29 Naxals killed in encounter with security personnel in Chhattisgarh; 3 jawans hurt

MUST WATCH

Grafting Jack Anil

Heat Illness

Dwarakish death at 81

H. D. Deve Gowda

Aura Cake shop in udupi


Latest Additions

Wish to work for betterment of my state Odisha: UPSC 2nd rank holder Animesh Pradhan

Koppal: Sanganna Karadi resigns from BJP

Am an independent, no more with BJP to face disciplinary action: rebel leader Eshwarappa

Three killed, one seriously injured in road accident near Hubballi

Rahul Gandhi to address 2 public meetings in Karnataka tomorrow

Thanks for visiting Udayavani

You seem to have an Ad Blocker on.
To continue reading, please turn it off or whitelist Udayavani.