Bengal: 10-day Puja leave to hit patients

Though her government has said emergency and OPD services in hospitals will remain open during the Pujas,CM Mamata Banerjee’s decision to grant 10 days leave to employees

Written by Express News Service | Kolkata | Published: October 16, 2012 12:24 am

Though her government has said emergency and OPD services in hospitals will remain open during the Pujas,CM Mamata Banerjee’s decision to grant 10 days leave to employees from October 20 to October 29 will affect the patients the most as most senior doctors will be on leave.

At the nine medical colleges,around 90 departmental heads have applied for the leave. Of the 5,000 doctors and 10,365 nurses in government hospitals,around 2,000 doctors and 7,000 nurses have decided to go on leave. Dr Pradip Mitra,Director,IPGMER,admitted the 10-day leave will create problem for the patients.

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