Health Desk- 19th October 2020: Doctors’ groups have complained to the health minister about officials from administration cadre holding big positions in the government health agencies and ignoring the views of the officials who are physicians by training.
At a seminar organised by the Society of Surgeons at a Dhaka hotel on Sunday, they threatened the government with agitation if it did not look into the issues.
“The bureaucrats are trying to control everything like the British era rule.” said the former secretary general of Bangladesh Medical Association or BMA.
The organisations will announce programmes after meetings with the Krishibid Institute, Institution of Engineers, Bangladesh and other groups of professionals next week.
Addressing Health Minister Zahid Maleque, BMA President Dr Mustafa Jalal Mohiuddin said, “There are attempts to put a knife in the back of the doctors again in Bangladesh.”
Many of the doctors thumped their table in approval and broke out into applause in support of their leaders during the speeches.