Students of North Bengal Medical College and Hospital launch stir

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Siliguri, Nov 26 (UNI) The Junior Doctors' Council (JDC) of the North Bengal Medical College and Hospital (NBMCH) today launched an indefinite agitation at the college campus here to demand better work environment and proper supervision of the doctors during the students' internship programme at the college.

JDC members alleged that the doctors of the medical college were not supervising the students properly during their duty.

They also alleged that a section of the Group D staff and even some nursing stuff were not cooperating with the junior doctors.

The JDC members said they had submitted a memorandums to NBMCH Principal Dr Udayan Ganguly, Superintendent Dr Samir Ghosh Roy and Head of the Gynaecology department Dr S Pati on November eight and November 15, but to no avail.

''The students of the Gynaecology department are the worst hit.

We have approached the administration of the medical college a number of times but in vain. Consequently, we have taken the decision to launch a stir. We would not call off our demonstration programme until our demands are met,'' JDC secretary Dr Prasanta Sarkar said.

''We are concerned about the patients, so we will participate in the demonstrations only after discharging our duties for the day so that our protest would not inconvenience the patients in any way,'' he added.

Meanwhile, NBMCH Principal Dr Udayan Ganguly said, ''I have held a meeting with the JDC today. I would discuss the mater with the superintendent, head of the gyaenocology department and the JDC members shortly to resolve the problem as early as possible.'' UNI

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