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By Vinershea | Jun 14, 2019 07:24 PM

As doctors in West Bengal enter fourth day of strike, a newborn died in Agarpara on Thursday. The father of the baby alleges that his child was not attended to by doctors who have been on a strike for the last four days.

BT: Newborn Dies In Bengal, Father Blames Doctors\' Strike

According to News Agency ANI, the baby's father Abhijit Mallik was quoted saying "It is my bad luck. My child died due to lack of treatment. He was not attended by any doctor because of their strike. My baby was born on June 11 and was suffering from breathing problems."

The child's father further added that the child's condition worsened on June 12 and the doctors of the hospital asked him to take the baby to a child-specialist hospital.

Media reports state that, the father of the baby claimed that he went to several hospitals but they did not attend to his baby who died on June 13 morning. The baby's father also alleged that the state's health department did not respond to his call either.

The West Bengal doctors have been on a strike since Tuesday after a junior doctor was assaulted at a government-run hospital in Kolkata by the relatives of a patient who died on June 10.

Meanwhile, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has appealed to the protesting doctors in the state to get back to work. To which, the protesting doctors, have not called off the strike yet and are demanding adequate security in every medical college and hospital.

As per India Today reports, a picture shared by a photographer associated with Bengali news daily Anandabazar Patrika illustrates the ordeal being faced by patients in Bengal for the past four days, where a father is seen crying while holding his newborn, who died without getting timely treatment. 

Photographer Damayanti Datta has posted the photo saying the newborn died as doctors refused to treat.