RMCH interns threaten to stop emergency services too
Rangpur: The interns at Rangpur Medical College Hospital, now on an indefinite work abstention, on Sunday threatened to stop emergency services and block roads around the hospital on Monday if no step is taken to meet their five-point demand by Sunday night, reports UNB.
The interns led by President of Interns Association of the hospital Mahmudur Rahman Rifat came up with the threat after a meeting with ASM Barkatullah, director of the hospital and Faruk, additional superintendent of police in the afternoon.
During the meeting, the additional superintendent of Rangpur police assured them of establishing a permanent police camp and increasing security on the campus.
Earlier, the interns staged a one-hour token hunger strike on the campus to press home their demands.
They started the indefinite work abstention on Friday evening demanding the arrest and punishment of those who attacked one of their fellows, ensuring their security and construction of a permanent police camp at the hospital.
On 7 April, intern Sumon Miah came under attack by some miscreants on his way to the hospital. The attackers beat him severely and robbed of his belongings, including money and a mobile phone set.
Recently, three other doctors came under attack by muggers in the hospital area.
Sub-inspector Gollam Kibria, also the in-charge of the hospital police camp, said they arrested 10 muggers from the hospital and nearby area on Friday night.