Siliguri, 23rd April: SMC Mayor Ashok Bhattacharya, in a letter to the State Chief Secretary Rajiv Sinha, put forth several demands.
During a press conference on Thursday, the Mayor expressed concern and stated that despite North Bengal being a densely populated region, only one COVID-19 testing center has been set up so far.
The Mayor also alleged that the overall view of North Bengal’s medical facilities is lacking far behind from the rest of the country. The patients in the are not receiving proper treatment in the hospitals due to lack of access to medical facilities.
Hence, Bhattacharya wrote to Sinha appealing for an immediate up-gradation of North Bengal’s healthcare infrastructure and proper access to medical facilities.