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Doctors' strike even for moment unacceptable: Nasim

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Health Desk—November 03, 2017: Health and Family Welfare Minister Mohammed Nasim on Thursday said observing work abstention even for a moment by leaving patients on hospital beds is unacceptable.

While exchanging views with the interns of Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH), the minister said, "People will be deprived of healthcare services if doctors go on strike. They will misunderstand you [doctors]."

Mentionable, interns, staffers and doctors of the country's largest public hospital stopped working in protest of an attack on their colleagues by relatives of a patient who died at the hospital recently.

The minister told the interns that doctors have a significant contribution in making various government programmes in health sector successful. But if treatment at the hospital stops, people will get the wrong perception about doctors, said a press release of the ministry. 

Those who attacked doctors were "criminals". Law enforcement agencies would identify the attackers and take action against them, he said.

Nasim, however, directed the DMCH director to take necessary steps so that doctors could get good working environment and patients could get proper healthcare services as well.