Show cause on 19 doctors at Satkhira
The district health department authorities issued show cause notices on 19 physicians of Satkhira Sadar Hospital as per the directive of the health minister who found them absent during his visit to the hospital on Thursday.
Health and Family Planning Minister Dr AFM Ruhul Haque expressed his dissatisfaction over the incident and ordered the director general of health (DG) to take action in this regard.
Acting civil surgeon Dr SZ Atique issued show cause notices on the 19 physicians, asking them to reply within 24 hours why action would not be taken against them.
However, some physicians claimed that they were attending the patients at the wards in the hospital when the minister made the visit.
When contacted, Dr Atique said the physicians were at the hospital and they were on duty attending the patients at the wards.