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Strike

Shibir men enforce strike at RU, vandalise bus

Shibir men enforce strike at RU, vandalise bus

The activists of Islami Chhatra Shibir, who are observing a daylong strike at Rajshahi University, vandalised a university bus and blasted at least five hand bombs today. Shibir has enforced the strike demanding arrest of Bangladesh Chhatra League leaders who allegedly severed the ankle of their fellow on June 16, reports our Rajshahi correspondent.  No...

CNG station strike postponed

CNG station strike postponed

CNG refueling station owners have postponed their nonstop countrywide strike, scheduled to begin tomorrow, till August 24 in response to a government request. Zakir Hossain Nayan, president of Bangladesh CNG Filling Station and Conversion Workshop Owners’ Association, today said they postponed the strike following a request from the State Minister for Power and Energy...

Sylhet hospital nurses observe 7-hr work abstention

Sylhet hospital nurses observe 7-hr work abstention

Nurses at Sylhet MAG Osmani Medical College and Hospital observed a seven-hour work abstention till this morning after three of their fellows were physical assaulted by some interns. In protest, around 200 students of the nursing institute attached to the medical college boycotted their classes and examinations demanding punitive measures against the attackers. They also...

CNG station owners threaten to go on strike

Owners of CNG filling stations yesterday threatened to go on an indefinite strike soon unless the government increases their commission. “We will have to go hardline as many CNG filling station owners are incurring losses due to a rise in electricity costs,” said Zakir Hossain Nayon, president of Bangladesh CNG Filling Station and Conversion Workshop Owners Association. The platform will announce the date of the strike after a meeting with its 585 members next Saturday.     Over the last four years, the...

Treatment denied for another day

Treatment denied for another day

Interns and honorary doctors at the Dhaka Medical College Hospital continued to make patients suffer for a second straight day yesterday, as they went on with their strike over assaults on doctors by some patients' relatives. All outdoor patients were denied treatment as the agitating physicians prevented staff from selling tickets from 11:00am. This correspondent...

ATTACK ON DMCH DOCTORS

DMCH interns call off strike

DMCH interns call off strike

Honorary doctors and interns at the Dhaka Medical College and Hospital have called off their strike they had enforced demanding arrest of the attackers of five fellow doctors of the hospital. “The interns and honorary physicians will return to their duties at 8:00pm,” Mostofa Rezwan Siddiky, an honorary doctor of the hospital, told The...

Interns at Bogra hospital observe 1hr strike

Interns at Bogra hospital observe 1hr strike

Interns at Shaheed Ziaur Rahman Medical College and Hospital (SZMCH) today abstained from work for an hour demanding security at their dormitories. The interns refrained from working since 12:30pm today, expressing solidarity with the students of Shaheed Ziaur Rahman Medical College, who have been protesting a theft incident at a female dormitory, said Rezaul...

Editorial

BIRDEM slides into chaos

AS doctors are on an indefinite strike, a large number of patients at the BIRDEM hospital have been going through an unprecedented ordeal since Tuesday. Reportedly, some angry relatives of a deceased patient had allegedly assaulted on-duty doctors, precipitating the present crisis. Though the dead patient's daughter denied the allegation of assault at a press conference, the situation at the hospital seems to be aggravating rather than improving. The question is why are the doctors causing hundreds of patients to...

Patients suffer for second day

Patients suffer for second day

The doctors of Birdem General Hospital have decided to resume working from today. They took the decision yesterday afternoon, ending a two-day work abstention in protest against an alleged assault on their colleagues. Meanwhile, the sufferings of patients seeking emergency medical care at the hospital continued for the second day yesterday. Though the hospital...

Birdem doctors back to work

Birdem doctors back to work

Normalcy retuned to Birdem General Hospital as its doctors went back to work this morning after a two-day work abstention. The physicians, who were protesting an assault on their three colleagues by the relatives of a patient who died on Sunday, joined their work around 8:00am, Dr Tanjina Hossain, a doctor of endocrinology department,...

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