Amid Protests, Doctor in WB Donates Blood to Save Patient’s Life
Sandip Ghosh, a junior doctor who is participating in the protest, stepped forward to help a patient.
Sandip Ghosh, a junior doctor who is participating in the protest, stepped forward to help a patient.(Photo: Altered by The Quint)

Amid Protests, Doctor in WB Donates Blood to Save Patient’s Life

As doctors across West Bengal continue their protest against the state government, Sandip Ghosh, a junior doctor at Murshidabad Medical College, took a breather to donate blood to a patient in need on Friday, 14 June.

The patient, 47-year-old Dilson Bibi, has been diagnosed with a tumour in her uterus and requires to be operated upon immediately. Dilson Bibi was identified to be anaemic and needed O+ve blood for the procedure to begin.

With the protests hampering the day-to-day functioning of the hospital, and the crisis having intensified in the middle of the night, finding donors became difficult for the family.

However, after a doctor at the operation theatre sent a message regarding the matter on a WhatsApp group, Sandip Ghosh, a junior doctor who is participating in the protest, stepped forward to help the patient.

Ghosh spoke to The Quint after donating blood to the patient and said,

“Whenever such a situation arises, we come forward. This isn’t something new. Whoever’s blood group matches donates the blood. We’re not protesting against the public.”

He added, “We aren't protesting against the public. We're just asking our CM to meet our demands and provide us our basic right to security. Saving patients always has been our dharma (religion) and karma (word) and nothing's going to change that. We just want safety and security for us doctors. We never want to hurt patients. Our first and last aim is security.”

Meanwhile, doctors protesting against the attack on two of their colleagues at NRS Medical College and Hospital in Kolkata have sought an unconditional apology for Mamata Banerjee and set six conditions for the state government to fulfil before they withdraw the agitation.

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