Millennium Post (Kolkata)

RAILWAY UNION TO PROTEST CLOSURE OF BR SINGH HOSPITAL’S OT DEPT

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KOLKATA: Railway union will protest against the closure of Operation Theatre (OT) department in B R Singh Hospital, the Head Quarter Hospital and Research Centre of Eastern Railway (ER) in Sealdah. “B R Singh Hospital will shut the OT department within two days,” said Dilip Dutta Chowdhury, president of Eastern Railway Men’s Union (ERMU) and in-charge of the B R Singh Hospital He reiterated that the hospital authority has decided to shut the OT department fearing spread of the COVID-19 infection. On Monday, ERMU has also given a deputation to the hospital authority demanding continuati­on of the OT section. The Howrah Orthopaedi­c Hospital, which used to treat COVID – 19 patients earlier, had stopped treating Coronaviru­s patients from April 1.“The most critical patients are referred to B R Singh Hospital, Sealdah from Howrah Orthopaedi­c Hospital for medical interventi­on,” said an official.

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