Doctors, staff clash in Mitford HospitalNew Age Online
A clash between intern doctors and hospital staff has disrupted services at the Dhaka’s Mitford hospital, bdnews24.com reported Tuesday.
Doctors have stopped working, causing hardships to the patients.
Mitford intern-doctor Shaon Das said that technicians and Grade IV staffs assaulted an intern-doctor when he tried to investigate a case of a wrong report issued by blood testing lab to a patient.
He said the assault occurred around 2.30am past midnight on Tuesday.
Witnesses said that angry interns and students from the adjoining Sir Salimullah Medical College went on a rampage in the hospital early on Tuesday.
After a while, the hospital staff fled the premises in panic. The secretary of the Mitford Hospital Employees' Union Jahangir Hossain alleged that two hospital staff were badly roughed up by the students and the interns.
He claimed that the intern was actually questioning payments for blood tests and not trying to check the issuing of a wrong test report.
“That is how the trouble started,” Hossain said.
In the morning, glass panes were found broken and furniture and TV sets in the employees' union office was found damaged and upturned.
A bus used for transporting students was also damaged but it was not clear who was responsible.
“Police has been deployed in the hospital premises and we are trying to bring the situation under control,” said Adbus Salam, additional commissioner of Lalbagh police zone.
Patients turning up at the hospital for treatment allege services were not yet available.
Doctor on duty at the Emergency ward Abdur Rashid said he has not examined any patient since morning.
Hasna Henna (35) from Keraniganj told bdnews24.com that she has been waiting with severe abdominal pain to see a doctor for the last two hours – but was not able to find any.
Relatives of a pregnant woman Salma were advised to shift her to some private clinic as she needs urgent medical attention.
“As long as we are not being assured of our security in the hospital, we are not returning to works,” said Intern- doctor Pronob Ghosh.
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