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Patients suffer as interns stage demo at DMCH

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Health Desk: Nov 01, 2017: The intern doctors of Dhaka Medical College Hospital on Tuesday postponed their strike for seven days, as the DMCH authority and the health minister have taken seven-day time to fulfil their demands.

Treatment at the outpatient department of Dhaka Medical College Hospital was hampered seriously due to a demonstration staged by its intern doctors on Tuesday, causing immense sufferings to patients.

DMCH intern doctors suspended the services of outdoor department on Tuesday, demanding a safe workplace.

Besides, the doctors and employees formed a human chain on the hospital premises around 10:00am to realise their five-point demand, hospital sources said.

Such an incident took place at DMCH due to an internal feud between a BMA leader and a leader of Swadhinata Chikitsak Parishad (Swachip), a competent source said.

The intern doctors were divided into two groups. One group was for a leader of Bangladesh Medical Association (BMA) and the other group was for a leader of Swadhinata Chikitsak Parishad. 

The hospital sources said a patient died of cardiac arrest at the DMCH on Sunday.

For this incident, the relatives of the patient assaulted the physicians making allegation of doctors’ negligence and some physicians were injured by the patient’s relatives. Later, the injured physicians were admitted into DMCH.