Kolkata: West Bengal Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi on Saturday wrote to Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, advising her to take immediate steps to provide security to the doctors and to take the medicos into confidence. In his letter, the Governor also expressed his sadness over Banerjee’s “non-responsive” stand to his efforts to initiate talks with the Chief Minister.
“The Governor today (Saturday) wrote a letter to Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee advising her to take immediate steps to provide security to the doctors and to take them into confidence about the firm and credible assurance of arrangements for their security as well as quick investigation of the incidents of assault on them so that suitable atmosphere is generated to enable the doctors to resume their duties,” a press release issued by the Raj Bhavan said. Tripathi mentioned that he had written a letter to Banerjee on Friday in which he mentioned “the grievances and demands of the doctors and their willingness to resume duties upon the redressal of their grievances”.
Keshari Nath Tripathi said, “While assuring the associations that I will send their representations to the state government, which is the appropriate authority to look into their demands, I appealed them to resume duty. “I had suggested in my letter to you (Banerjee) to meet the doctors and assure adequate security to them and also look into their grievances. I understand that no meeting with the agitating doctors has been held by till now.” The Governor also requested to be kept informed about the actions taken in this regard. (IANS)