On Sunday, the BJP claimed that corrupt Trinamool Congress (TMC) politicians were using the Woodburn ward of the state-run Seth Sukhlal Karnani Memorial (SSKM) Hospital in Kolkata; as a “resort.”
Sukanta Majumdar, the head of the West Bengal BJP, said it is unacceptable for “tainted” members of the governing party to be accepted to SSKM on the pretext of “uneasiness.”
So that they can’t sway hospital administrators into reporting their health status that benefits them, he advised that they be treated at any medical facility independent of the state government.
Partha Chatterjee, a state minister, detained by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Saturday as part of its investigation into an alleged school employment scam, was admitted to the SSKM hospital after expressing “uneasiness.” A municipal court ordered him to two days of ED custody.
“These corrupt TMC politicians have a pattern of accepting state hospitality at SSKM while claiming unease. They may be able to persuade hospital administrators to disclose their health status in a manner that benefits them. This has to end. Partha Chatterjee ought to have had treatment in a facility that is not governed by the state government, “said he.
TMC state spokesman Kunal Ghosh responded to the claim by stating that Partha Chatterjee, the state minister of industry and commerce, was admitted to SSKM after the court allowed his request for medical care.
“On this, the court and ED will make a decision. The party is silent on the subject “said he.
Anubrata Mondal, the TMC Birbhum district president, skipped many summonses issued by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in connection with its investigation into a cattle smuggling case and spent 15 days at the SSKM Hospital in May of this year, claiming bad health.
Following their arrest by the CBI in connection with its investigation into the Narada sting operation, TMC ministers Firhad Hakim and the late Subrata Mukherjee, along with a Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) Madan Mitra, were admitted to the SSKM Hospital with ill health as their justification.