Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee turned down Congress president Sonia Gandhi’s offer for setting up an All India Institutes of Medical Sciences at Raiganj citing the unavailability of land.

Addressing the press conference on Friday, Mamata said that she will not acquire the land from the farmers by force. The AIIMS can be set up at other places including Kalyani and Siliguri added the Chief Minister.

The Critical Care Units (CCUs) will be started in all the sub-divisional hospitals in West Bengal in the next six months informed Mamata Banerjee. In addition to it, government is also gearing up for setting up of 50 diagnostic centers added the Trinamool Congress chief.

On being asked about the basic health facilities being provided at Malda, Mamata said that the medical sector has improved a lot in this area. She said that it will be mandatory for the new doctors to work in rural areas for a year.
    
The Chief Minister’s move is being seen as the result of war of words between Mamata Banerjee and Raiganj MP and Union Minister of State for Urban Development, Deepa Das Munshi.

(Agencies)

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