June 13, 2019
Mamata Banerjee urges agitating doctors to return to work
Bangla Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee visited the state-run SSKM hospital in Kolkata today where she asked the agitating junior doctors to return to work.
She has asked the doctors to get back to work by 2 PM as the protests have affected services at government hospitals across the state. She alleged outsiders were involved in the protests.
Mamata Banerjee said the doctors who don’t return to work must leave the hostel. “They are outsiders. The government will not support them in any way. I condemn doctors who have gone on strike. Policemen die in line of duty but the police don’t go on a strike,” she said.
“The state spends Rs 25 lakh on each doctor and then they shirk work. This won’t be tolerated. Are they doctors!” she said. The CM also slammed the BJP for adding communal colours to this incident.
Thousands of people seeking treatment — patients and their relatives — waited for hours in vain in front of state-run hospitals.