Interns, staffers stage demo demanding removal of RMCH director
Interns and fourth-grade employees at Rangpur Medical College Hospital staged a demonstration for an hour today demanding the removal of the hospital's director.
They gathered in front of the director's office around noon and staged protests. They also issued a 24-hour ultimatum to meet their demand, our local correspondent reports.
The protesters submitted a memorandum to different officials, including the hospital's health committee president and the local parliamentary member.
According to the demonstrators, they had long been protesting against the mismanagement at the facility.
There are around 266 intern doctors at the hospital to serve their duties round the clock, but they hardly get any better service from the authorities. The interns alleged that many of them still do not have their identity cards.
Also, there is an accommodation and water crisis for the interns at the hostels. These issues have been placed before the director several times, but things remain unchanged, said Kishor Hasan, general secretary of the Intern Doctors Parishad of the hospital.
He also said that they would continue their agitation until their demand is met.
The hospital's director, Dr Shariful Islam, was out of his office during the protest.
The correspondent tried to reach him for comments, but he did not receive phone calls.
Shahin Islam, president of the fourth-class employees' association at the hospital, said the issues were informed to the director several times but he did not notice them, he alleged.
The hospital's deputy director, Dr AM Aktaruzzaman .said he received a memorandum from the agitating interns and staff.
He will discuss the matter with the director and other high officials, he added.