Mobile banking numbers of protesting SUST students disabled, medical support stopped
The mobile banking numbers of the current and former SUST students used to receive financial assistance for the ongoing protest have stopped working since last afternoon, said students of the university.
At the same time, the medical team from Sylhet MAG Osmani Medical College Hospital, which was providing healthcare to the students on hunger strike in front of the VC's residence, also discontinued services, the agitating students added.
They said this during an emergency press briefing around 2:30 early today. They expressed deep concerns regarding the protest and the lives of those on hunger strike.
"The condition of all the students on hunger strike is deteriorating. They are all suffering from multiple physical complications including convulsions, low oxygen and sugar levels in blood, and blood pressure. They are at risk of organ damage," said Ariful Islam, a spokesperson for the protesters quoting doctors.
"After analysing their health reports, senior doctors said that if the strike is prolonged, they can go into coma with heart failure at any moment," he also said.
"We are very concerned regarding them not getting medical support, even on the verge of death," he said.
Regarding the closure of mobile financial transactions, he said, "Alumni members always come forward spontaneously if any current student has physical or financial problem at our university. The former students have been helping the general students during this protest financially and mentally,"
"But from noon January 24, all the mobile banking numbers to which money was being sent, have stopped working," he added.