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West Bengal: Doctor-patient, public-govt, lines drawn hard in the ward


This is the state’s showpiece hospital — it houses the Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research (IPGMER), has a sanctioned bed strength of 1775, several departments, OPDs, special clinics, organ transplant facilities.

Morjeena Bibi with her child outside SSKM Hospital, Kolkata as the strike by doctors continued Friday. Ravik Bhattacharya

RIGHT across the main block of Seth Sukhlal Karnani Memorial (SSKM) Hospital, in the scant shade of a tree, sits Morjeena Bibi with her seven-month baby Mofiz. She has come from Balurghat in North Dinajpur and with no doctors to treat or admit her child who suffers from ...


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