Sunday, December 2, 2007

Sonachura health camp

Statesman News Service
NANDIGRAM, Dec. 1: A health centre set up in Sonachura of Nandigram by Mahashweta Devi was re-opened today weeks Bazaar after it was destroyed allegedly by CPI-M cadre in the recent violence that overtook the troubled area early this month.
"I had not expected that the health centre could be re-opened so soon. But CPI-M hoodlums have stolen everything ~ oxygen cylinders, ECG machine, medical instruments included," alleged Magsaysay award winner Mahashweta Devi.
A team of doctors and medical students went to Sahid Sithi Swasthya Kendra around 1 p.m. today with protection from the CRPF.
"The lock of the centre was opened, and we found that almost all medical instruments, oxygen cylinders and an ECG machine were missing," said Dr Debapriya Mullick, one of the doctors managing the health centre.
He added that the ambulance of the centre had been missing since the November violence, and was found abandoned in Khejuri bazaar by Ms Anuradha Talwar, president, Paschim Banga Khet Majoor Samity, three days back.
"The ambulance is now with the Khejuri police station," he said.
A CBI team went to villages affected in the 14 March carnage today and spoke to those injured in Saudkhali, Gokulnagar and Sonachura. They spoke to Mr Pralay Giri and Ms Minu Ari in Saudkhali, both of whom received bullet injuries on 14 March. They also spoke to the injured in the two other villages.