AMRI employees protest before Mamata

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee,when visited AMRI Hospital was greeted with angry protests from employees of the hospital.

Last Updated: Dec 13, 2011, 16:38 PM IST

Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata
Banerjee, who made a surprise visit to AMRI Hospital on Tuesday morning, was greeted with angry protests from employees of the
hospital fearing loss of jobs due to cancellation of licence
after the fire tragedy.

Apparently taken aback by the behaviour of the staffers,
the chief minister scoffed at them saying they do not have any
regret even after the death of so many people.

Ninety-three patients died in the hospital fire on
Friday.

"What can I do if their jobs are lost. It is the
responsibility of the hospital administration," she said.

"I have come here to trace one patient and I have found,"
Banerjee said without elaborating.

Soon after she left, employees allegedly manhandled the
waiting journalists both from the electronic and print media.
Some of them were injured, the police said.

The employees also blocked the road after the chief
minister left the hospital. The blockade was later removed by
the police.

PTI