West Bengal Junior Doctors Resume Work, Hospital Services Back To Normal
West Bengal junior doctors resumed work at all state-run hospitals following their week-long stir that had disrupted healthcare services.
All the 14 medical college and hospitals in the state started functioning, with normal work resuming at outdoor facilities, pathological units and other departments.
The patient turnout was high at all the hospitals, including the Nil Ratan Sircar (NRS) Medical College and Hospital, which was the epicentre of the junior doctors' agitation.
"Most of our colleagues have resumed work and they are helping the seniors in delivering regular services in the outpatient departments (OPD) since Tuesday morning," a spokesperson of a joint forum of junior doctors said.
Since many junior doctors were in Kolkata to take part in the agitation, they could not reach their workplaces in far-off areas today morning, he said, adding, "They will resume work as soon as they reach the hospitals."
"It is a relief for us. We are poor and have no other option but to go to government hospitals. The stir had impacted our treatment. I am happy that it has been called off," Ariful Haque from Malda district, who regularly visits the NRS hospital for the treatment of his brother's cardiac ailments, said.