Bengal Has Some Of Best Results In Healthcare: Envoy


Kolkata: British High Commissioner to India Dominic Asquith on Monday said West Bengal has achieved some of the best results in the healthcare sector.

Speaking at the 10th Foundation Day of the Institute of Neuro Sciences, Kolkata, he said the state attaches great importance to health services.

“The state has some of the best results in terms of health outcomes across India. For example, West Bengal has some of the lowest rates of neo-natal and infant mortality, and some of the highest rates of immunisation,” Asquith said.

He said there was a strong partnership between the UK and the West Bengal government in critical areas like general and mental health nursing.

Hailing Indian doctors practising in the UK, he added that their contribution was invaluable along with nurses in the British healthcare system.