'Deeply ashamed as TMC supporter': Kolkata Mayor’s doctor daughter hits out at Mamata over inaction

In a Facebook post, Shabba Hakim asked people to question why "goons were still surrounding hospitals and beating up doctors".

Published: 14th June 2019 10:14 AM  |   Last Updated: 14th June 2019 01:55 PM   |  A+A-

Junior doctors hold placards during a demonstration on 13 June 2019 after an intern doctor was attacked and seriously injured over the death of a 75-year-old patient at Nil Ratan Sircar Medical College and Hospital in Kolkata. (Photo | PTI)

Junior doctors hold placards during a demonstration on 13 June 2019 after an intern doctor was attacked and seriously injured over the death of a 75-year-old patient at Nil Ratan Sircar Medical College and Hospital in Kolkata. (Photo | PTI)

By IANS

KOLKATA: Kolkata Mayor and West Bengal minister Firhad Hakim's daughter, a doctor, has come up with strong criticism of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's handling of the onging doctors' strike and said medicos have the right to "peaceful protest" and "safety at work.

In a Facebook post, Shabba Hakim asked people to question why "goons were still surrounding hospitals and beating up doctors".

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"As a TMC supporter I am deeply ashamed at the inaction and the silence of our leader," Shabba Hakim said on the social networking site close to Wednesday-Thursday midnight.

Till then Banerjee had remained silent on the issue.

"For those saying "Ono Rugider ki dosh?" (what is the fault of the other patients) Sabba suggested they should question the government as in why the police officers posted in government hospitals do little to nothing to protect doctors? Please question them that when 2 truckload of goons showed up why wasn't back up sent immediately?" Hakim asked.

"Please question why goons are still surrounding hospitals and beating up doctors?" "We have a right to peaceful protest. We have a right to safety at work," she added.

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