Duare Sarkar extended till February 8; Mamata Banerjee announced emergency meeting with MPs MLAs on January 29

News Desk: West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday announced at a press conference that the Duare Sarkar will be extended till February 8.

She said “Initially, the Duare Sarkar was supposed to end on January 30. But now it will be extended till February 8. The state government is going to the grassroots level in the districts to provide services to the people through the ‘Duare Sarkar’ camps”

She added “In Ayushman Bharat, the Union government was bearing 60 per cent of the cost while the rest was on states. In comparison, we are completely funding the Swasthya Sathi scheme” 

She further added “Doctors in West Bengal are efficient. Patients from neighbouring states are visiting us for treatment. We had delay in implementing the scheme because of the reluctance of some private nursing homes. But things have been sorted now so that people can get proper service” 

Mamata Banerjee claimed “Misinformation was spread about West Bengal’s development. Minorities, Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe people are getting scholarships for helping boys and girls from these sections to become doctors, engineers and crack the civil services examination”

The chief minister also announced an emergency meeting of the TMC’s MPs, MLAs and core committee members on January 29, the day Union Home Minister Amit Shah is scheduled to arrive in Kolkata.