Rights activists today staged an hour-long human chain protest at the Shahbagh Square against doctors’ strike at Bangladesh Medical College at Dhanmondi, calling their act as a gesture of defying professional ethics and extreme negligence to patients’ sufferings, reports news agency BSS.
The protestors said when the medical practice is universally regarded as a great noble profession with everyone considering doctors as their near and dear ones.
But, they said, a “handful of physicians” were trying to capitalize the patients’ sufferings to press home their illegal and unjustified demands at Bangladesh Medical College.
Recently, the authority transferred a medical officer of the Orthopedic Department of Bangladesh Medical College of Dhanmandi to Uttra Adhunik Medical College in line with the service rule of the two facilities, run by a single management.
But a group of doctors enforced a strike protesting the transfer while according to a Nagotrik Samaj statement they were joined by some outsiders.