Referring to the dialogue between deputy commissioner and representatives of BHBF, the Front convener said that the former had offered to post two doctors from 10am to 4pm and deployment of one ambulance to shift patients from old hospital to new hospital, which was rejected by the Front.
When he asked the gathering whether the offer should have been accepted, hundreds of hands were raised saying “no, no". We want full restoration of the SDH,” they shouted. While explaining Front’s position, Manhas said that the government instead of presenting vague proposals, must come out with specific solutions. “The government must tell us what type of hospital would function in old building because without any nomenclature, anything would be temporary. The government can shift the doctors and paramedics as soon as the dharna ends up," added Manhas.
We will shift the dharna only when specific name and nomenclature is given to the old hospital so that men and, machinery are properly sanctioned according to the specified norms, Manhas said. He declared that the dharna of the Front will continue as long as the issue remains unresolved no matter how much time it takes. He also declared that Front’s next target would be to burn effigies of local MPs if the matter remains unresolved. A large number of women besides prominent civil society members also participated in today’s protest.