Burdwan (WB): A six-member West Bengal Assembly standing committee team, led by Chairman Rudranarayan Bhattacharya, on Tuesday visited Burdwan Medical College and Hospital in the wake of reports of Rs 1.6 crore misuse of funds for purchase of hospital equipment.

"We came and inspected the facilities and find nothing had been done in the Left Front regime to ease the tremendous strain on the hospital infrastructure due to high number of patients," Bhattacharya said.

Though medicines were stocked in store the same was not made available to patients and they had to buy from outside. We also find gross lack of coordination, he said.

Dr Nirmal Majhi, another member of the committee, alleged costly equipment had been acquired but not installed at the state-run healthcare facilitiy in past years.

"We hold former state Health Minister Surjokanto Mishra, former state Industries minister Nirupam Sen, and former CPI(M) MP Lakshman Seth responsible for the financial misuse in the hospital and would demand proper probe," Majhi said.

Sashi Panja, Sukumar Dey, Sunil Mondal and Arup Khan were the other members of the visiting team.


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