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Bangur Institute of Neurosciences
Location  Bhawanipur, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Address  52/1A, Sambhu Nath Pandit Street, Bhawanipur, Kolkata, West Bengal 700025

Bangur Institute of Neurosciences, also known as the Bangur Institute of Neurology and abbreviated BIN, is a government-run apex superspeciality institute/hospital located at 52/1A, Sambhu Nath Pandit Street, Bhawanipur, Kolkata, West Bengal. The institute is adjacent and functionally attached to IPGMER and SSKM Hospital. The institute is affiliated to The West Bengal University of Health Science.

This is a major government-sponsored neurological institute and a premier training center in the field of neurosciences of West Bengal, and patients are regularly referred here from various hospitals of West Bengal and adjoining states. This hospital's research activities include studies into strokes, cognitive neuroscience, movement disorders, epilepsy, neuromuscular (myasthenia), developmental disorders of the brain, Wilson's disease, electrophysiology, botulinium toxin, and neurogenetics.

Controversies

Due to an inadequacy in the number of beds, patients have complained that even critical patients are often refused to be admitted.

On 26 May 2011, Shyamapada Ghorai, then director of BIN was suspended with charges of misconduct, insubordination and non-co-operation. This was one of the first administrative actions taken by Chief Minister of West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee. Even after the surprise visit of the Chief Minister, the situation did not improve. According to a report published The Telegraph (Calcutta) on June 2012, "A year and a fortnight after chief minister Mamata Banerjee suspended Shyamapada Ghorai from the post of Bangur Institute of Neuroscience (BIN) director – one of her first administrative actions since assuming office – little has changed at the state-run hospital. Worse, advanced and critical surgeries, once performed by Ghorai, are now hardly conducted."

References

Bangur Institute of Neurosciences Wikipedia


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