Monday, February 24, 2020 | ePaper

Nurse-staff clash at DMCH: 20 hurt

  • Print
Staff Reporter :
At least 20 people were injured in Clashes between nurses and staff at the Pathology Department of Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) on Sunday for delay in delivering pathology reports.
The Sunday noon incident took place in the new building of the DMCH at the Pathology Department on the first floor about 12:30pm. More clashes took place in front of the Director's Office. Tension still remains between the two sides regarding the incident.
The injured men are undergoing treatment at the Emergency Unit, said a hospital sources.
Md Russel, a brother who was on duty at the Emergency Unit, said that an employee of the Pathology Department misbehaved with him when he wanted to know the reason of delay in delivering test reports.
"At one stage, the staff clubbed Russel. Three more persons came under attack when they protested the incident," alleged Russel.
Pathology Department Staff Foyez said, "Some nurses came to collect pathological reports around 1pm without disclosing their identities. They attacked me when there was a little delay in providing the report. A clash took place then and there.
"When our departmental Chair, Dr Abul Aziz, came forward, they even attacked him. They then went away, later coming back in more number, and attacked us again."
However, President of Nurses Association, Kamal Patwary, had a different version of what happened.
"They held and attacked some of our nurses over a frivolous matter. Later, the staff attacked us repeatedly. We demand that the attackers be prosecuted," he said.
Confirming the matter to DMCH police outpost Inspector Md Bachchu Mia said, "The clash was an internal matter of the Pathology Department. The hospital Director is looking into the matter."
Being informed, DMCH Director Brigadier General KM Nasir Uddin rushed to the spot and called upon all for showing restraint.
Meanwhile, the nurses brought out a protest procession and tried to move towards the department hearing that three nurses were beaten up there.
Fourth class employees and technologists also brought out another procession on the ground floor demanding justice.
Dr Aziz, Head of Pathology Department, said, he tried to tackle the situation, but agitators also attacked him.

More News For this Category

Pro-BNP lawyers staged demonstration on the High Court premises on Sunday demanding release of ailing BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia as court defers hearing to Thursday on bail plea.

Pro-BNP lawyers staged demonstration on the High Court premises on Sunday demanding release of ailing BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia as court defers hearing to Thursday on bail plea.

.

DB police arrested one criminal raiding a house in city's Pallabi area and recovered stolen materials including gold ornaments, mobile phones, one pistol with a magazine and Taka 3 lakh 80 thousands. This photo was taken from DMP media centre on Sunday.

DB police arrested one criminal raiding a house in city's Pallabi area and recovered stolen materials including gold ornaments, mobile phones, one pistol with a magazine and Taka 3 lakh 80 thousands. This photo was taken from DMP media centre on Sunday.

.

A passenger concerned about the new coronavirus wears a mask at the airport in the southern Iraqi city of Basra.

A passenger concerned about the new coronavirus wears a mask at the airport in the southern Iraqi city of Basra.

.

Dev works need to be complementary to each other: PM

UNB, Dhaka :Putting emphasis on undertaking integrated development plans, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday said the development works should be complementary to each other."...a development work should be

‘Top terror’ Jishan’s cohort Shakil put on remand

Court Correspondent :A Dhaka court yesterday placed top terror Jishan's cohort Mazharul Islam alias Shakil, 35, on a three-day remand in a case filed over arms.Magistrate Shahinur Rahman of

Khaleda to get bail, hopes Fakhrul

Staff Reporter :BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Sunday hoped that the High Court will deliver the 'right' order in the bail petition filed by the party

Human trafficker killed in C'Bazar 'gunfight'

UNB, Cox's Bazar :A suspected member of a human trafficking gang was killed in a reported gunfight with police at Noakhalipara in Teknaf upazila early Sunday.The deceased was identified

Trump to call for Indo-Pak talks, peace along LoC

Dawn.com, Washington :US President Donald Trump will urge India and Pakistan to maintain peace and stability along the Line of Control (LoC) in Kashmir and refrain from actions or

IEDCR advices to be alerted on tour abroad

Staff Reporter :Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR) on Monday advices people to be alerted on tour abroad as the coronavirus spread different countries."The virus has been

18 injured as car ploughed thru city crowd

Staff Reporter :At least 18 people, including a child, received severe injuries as a car ploughed through crowd at Kurmitola in the capital on Sunday afternoon. Locals rescued the