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Kidney dialysis suspended for 6 hrs in NIKDU, CMCH

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 3 February, 2022 12:00 AM
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Kidney dialysis suspended for 6 hrs in NIKDU, CMCH

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The kidney dialysis services were suspended in the National Institute of Kidney Diseases and Urology (NIKDU) in the capital and Chattogram Medical College Hospital in the port city for several hours on Wednesday, triggering a massive outcry of patients and their relatives.

Sandor Dialysis Services Bangladesh Private Limited, an Indian company, stopped the dialysis services around 8:00am without any prior notice for dues.

The Sandor authorities resumed the dialysis services in the both public hospitals after the hospital authorities and police assured them of paying their dues.

Some relatives said their patients are facing a risk for the unexpected suspension of the services. “It was difficult for them to shift the patients to another hospital,” one of them said.

Besides this, bearing huge expense is not possible for the lower and middle classes, they said.

So, they first demonstrated at the hospital and later took to the street, they said.

Kazi Haniful Islam, assistant commissioner (Traffic, Mohammadpur Zone) of Dhaka Metropolitan Police, said the patients and their relatives blocked the Mirpur Road, protesting against the sudden suspension of the services.

After that, police assured them of making a solution and the protesters left the road, he said.

Professor Dr Mizanur Rahman, director of the NIKDU, said that the authorities of Sandor stopped the services for a few due, which is very sad.

In 2016, Sandor signed an agreement with the Directorate General of Health Services to provide kidney dialysis services for the NIKDU for 10 years.

Sources said the kidney dialysis services were suspended at the NIKDU 8:00AM and were resumed around 2:00pm.

The services were suspended in Chattogram Medical College Hospital around 8:00am and resumed at about 4:00pm.