Eastern Panorama|June 2020
Amidst the spike in covid-19 cases in India, hospitals in West Bengal are in a spot, with over 300 nursing staffs from Northeastern states, leaving their jobs and heading home in Tripura and Manipur.
Out of these, 185 nurses are from Manipur, 66 of them have reached the state and are quarantined in the state’s quarantine centres and 119 of them are still stranded in Kolkata after the government of Manipur decided to put on hold the extraction efforts.
Rupak Barua, the Vice President of the Association of Hospitals of Eastern India and Group CEO, AMRI Hospitals confided that he anticipates a health crisis once the occupancy level picks up. The same concern is echoed by Charnock Hospital, where 27 nurses resigned, Peerless Hospital whose 25 nurses have left, 16 from Fortis Healthcare, 11 each from Bhagirathi Neotia Woman & Child Care Centre and IRIS Multispeciality Hospital, and 10 each from Sri Aurobindo Seva Kendra and Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals.
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