Rangpur Medical College Hospital director transferred
Following the agitations and 24-hour ultimatum issued by interns and fourth-grade employees, the director of Rangpur Medical College Hospital (RMCH) was transferred today.
The transfer order was issued in a notification signed by Alamgir Kabir, senior assistant secretary of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, this afternoon by the order of the president, reports our local correspondent.
The director, Shariful Hasan, has been posted as divisional director (health) in Rangpur division, as per the notice.
Earlier, intern doctors and fourth-grade employees of RMCH staged a demonstration demanding him removal of the director, accusing him of corruption and mismanagement.
After the protest, they handed over a memorandum to various officials, including the president of the hospital's health committee and local MP. The protesters had then issued a 24-hour ultimatum.
There are around 266 intern doctors at the hospital on duty round the clock, but they hardly got any better service from the authorities. The interns had 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.