Interns at Dhaka Medical College and Hospital continued their strike for the 3rd consecutive day on Saturday protesting what they said the failure of the law enforcement agencies in identifying the attackers on their fellow Sazzad Hossen, reports UNB.
However, the work abstention of the interns seems to have little effect on the regular activities of DMCH.
“For the absence of interns, there seems to have no problem in the services of the hospital in daytime but during night some problems arise as senior doctors leave the hospital early or some do not attend,” said a physician preferring anonymity.
Contacted, officer in-charge of Shahabagh Police Station, said, “We have got some primary information and we are working based on those clues. I think we will be able to identify the culprits within three to four days.”
The DMCH interns went on strike for an indefinite period on Thursday in protest against the ‘failure of the police to arrest those who attacked one of their peers on Monday’.
The work abstention was called by DMCH Intern Doctors’ Council on Thursday.
Earlier, the Council had given a 48-hour ultimatum to identify the attackers and take legal steps against them, which didn’t bear any fruit. On Monday night, some students of Dhaka University thrashed Dr Sazzad Hossen on Central Shahid Minar premises “without any valid reason”.