Establish physiotherapy college
Bangladesh Physiotherapy Students' Union (BPSU) formed a human chain in the city yesterday as part of its continuous movement to meet its demand for a physiotherapy college.
Some 200 students of National Institute of Traumatology Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation (Nitor), Centre for Rehabilitation of the Paralysed (CRP), Bangladesh Medical College and State College of Health Sciences took part in the programme in front of the National Museum.
The agitating students demanded resumption of classes and examinations, establishment of a physiotherapy college and withdrawal of cases against 26 students immediately.
Classes at Nitor have been suspended for last two months following a clash between the students of physiotherapy and orthopaedics on September 4.
The results and examinations of some 500 students of Nitor and three other private institutions have also been stuck due to the current situation, they added.
Terming the government indifferent in this regard, they said the Nitor director has said that classes will resume soon after getting order from the ministry, whereas the ministry is yet to take any steps regarding this, though two months have already passed.
Even the investigation report is still unpublished when the health secretary assured them of taking necessary steps after receiving the report.
The committee, which was formed to find out a suitable place to establish a distinct college, is also inactive, they said, adding that they would go for a tough movement if their demand go unheeded by two weeks.