The authorities of Habiganj Sadar Hospital yesterday published a list of 28 'brokers' involved in hoodwinking patients and their relatives and handed it over to the authorities concerned for taking action and creating public awareness regarding the nuisance.
Earlier on November 4 last year, a meeting of Habiganj Sadar Hospital Management Committee decided to form a sub-committee to find ways to free the hospital from brokers who had made the patients virtually hostage.
Habiganj Sadar Hospital is considered very important for the treatment of more than 20 lakh people in the district.
But the treatment seekers, especially those from the countryside, faced various problems as the syndicate of brokers created obstacle to the treatment to serve the interest of different private clinics in the town, said stakeholders.
There are even allegations that a few patients died due to delayed or wrong treatment amid interference by the syndicate.
Earlier the powerful syndicate foiled the hospital authorities' attempt to take action against them.
“Lastly, 'Dalal Nirmul Sub-Committee' was formed to resolve the matter,” said committee convener Mithun Roy, resident medical officer of Habiganj Sadar Hospital.
The list has been sent to Habiganj civil surgeon, hospital superintendent, superintendent of police and Habiganj Model Police Station, he said.
Habiganj Sadar Hospital Superintendent Dr Rathindra Chandra Deb said the committee published the list of 28 brokers and sent it to law enforcement agencies yesterday so that legal action can be taken.