Health Desk-- June 25, 2017: Patients have started leaving Sher-e-Bangla Medical College Hospital in Barisal city fearing that they would not be properly treated due to shortage of doctors during Eid holidays.
Moreover, some patients alleged that they were discharged though their treatment were not completed.
Almost half of the patients have already left till Saturday, the sources confirmed.
Generally 1,800 to 2,000 patients stay at the hospital during other times but now the figure is 1,093, said, Dr SM Sirajul Islam, director of the hospital.
Denying the allegation, he said, “I think no problem will arise in giving medical care to patients.”
Some 103 doctors out of 156 would be on duty during Eid, he added.
They are not releasing serious patients but the less serious ones who can be cured with care at home, he further said.
“Generally patients do not want to stay at any hospital during Eid. They want to go home -- it's a common feature,” he added.