Doctors at Birdem Hospital went on a work abstention and blocked the capital’s Shahbagh intersection for 20 minutes this morning protesting an assault on their colleagues by the relatives of a patient who died two days ago.
The unruly attendants of a patient, Sirajul Islam, physically assaulted three doctors after he died at the hospital on Sunday bringing allegation of negligence in their duties.
Protesting the attack, the doctors went on a strike around 11:10am today and formed a human chain at Shahbagh intersection, causing immense sufferings to the patients.
Meanwhile, huge traffic congestion was created in and around the area following the doctors’ agitation programme.
After 20 minutes, the physicians returned to work voluntarily.
They also submitted memorandums to the prime minister and home and health ministers demanding a judicial inquiry team to probe into the matter and exemplary punishment of the attackers.
In the memorandum, the doctors mentioned a group of miscreants, numbering 60 to 70, entered the hospital at about 8:00pm Sunday and swooped on three physicians of the endocrinology department -- Anwar Hossain, Kalyan Debnath and Shamima Akhtar.
They also alleged that the attackers ransacked office equipment including computers and others valuables of the department.