DMCH interns postpone strike
Dhaka: Intern doctors of Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) on Tuesday postponed their strike for seven days following the assurance from the authorities to meet their demand.
Mustafizur Rahman, president of DMCH Intern Doctors' Parishad, said they took the decision after a meeting with DMCH authorities, Bangladesh Medical Association (BMA) and teachers' association in the afternoon.
The authorities assured the intern doctors to fulfill their demand within seven days otherwise they will again go for protest programme, said Mustafizur.
DMCH director Brig Gen AKM Nasir Uddin and principle Dr Abul Kalam Azad and BMA president Dr Mustafa Jalal Mohiuddin were, among others, present in the meeting.
Earlier in the day, the interns shut down all medical services of the outdoor unit following an alleged attack on some doctors by the angry relatives of a patient who died at the hospital on October 29.
Later, the protesting doctors formed a human-chain in front of the outdoor unit demanding to meet their five-point demand, including brining the assaulters to book, ensuring security for the doctors and deploying skilled law enforcers at the hospital premises.
The angry relatives of a patient, who died at the Coronary Care Unit of the hospital on Sunday morning, allegedly beat up a group of doctors, nurses, officials alleging of wrong treatment.
During the clash, two physicians suffered injuries while three Ansar men also received injures while trying to bring the situation under control.