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Over 200 nurses arrested in Jorhat

By Staff Correspondent

JORHAT, Nov 29 - Police today arrested 210 nurses of the Jorhat Medical College and Hospital after the nurses reportedly attempted to prevent a group of nurses brought from a private hospital to the JMCH to assist in running the emergency services in wake of stir by the Government nurses since November 26.

A police team accompanied by Jorhat Revenue Circle (East) Officer Debahauti Bora reached JMCH and picked up the GNM nurses who were not letting the private hospital nurses to enter the institute.

Jorhat Police Station Officer-in Charge Hemen Das told this newspaper that police had arrested 210 nurses of JMCH on charges of obstructing a group of nurses brought from the Jorhat Christian Medical Centre better known as Jorhat Mission Hospital from entering the college premises.

Das said that a case has been registered in this connection and they have been booked under relevant provisions of the law for trying to prevent the nurses brought by JMCH authorities to tide over the situation in wake of the strike.

JMCH Deputy Superintendent Dr Nilotpal Bhattacharjee said that for smooth running the emergency services, the JMCH had sought additional nurses from the district administration and about 10 were arranged from the private hospital.

Dr Bhattacharjee stated that the strike had not affected the functioning of the emergency services.

Meanwhile, the Deputy Superintendent denied allegations that two pregnant women died due to lack of nursing staff following the strike.

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Over 200 nurses arrested in Jorhat

JORHAT, Nov 29 - Police today arrested 210 nurses of the Jorhat Medical College and Hospital after the nurses reportedly attempted to prevent a group of nurses brought from a private hospital to the JMCH to assist in running the emergency services in wake of stir by the Government nurses since November 26.

A police team accompanied by Jorhat Revenue Circle (East) Officer Debahauti Bora reached JMCH and picked up the GNM nurses who were not letting the private hospital nurses to enter the institute.

Jorhat Police Station Officer-in Charge Hemen Das told this newspaper that police had arrested 210 nurses of JMCH on charges of obstructing a group of nurses brought from the Jorhat Christian Medical Centre better known as Jorhat Mission Hospital from entering the college premises.

Das said that a case has been registered in this connection and they have been booked under relevant provisions of the law for trying to prevent the nurses brought by JMCH authorities to tide over the situation in wake of the strike.

JMCH Deputy Superintendent Dr Nilotpal Bhattacharjee said that for smooth running the emergency services, the JMCH had sought additional nurses from the district administration and about 10 were arranged from the private hospital.

Dr Bhattacharjee stated that the strike had not affected the functioning of the emergency services.

Meanwhile, the Deputy Superintendent denied allegations that two pregnant women died due to lack of nursing staff following the strike.

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