Doctors of Ctg Pvt hospitals, clinics call off strike

Doctors at private hospitals and clinics in the district, who went on an indefinite strike on Sunday protesting the drive at different private clinics and hospitals by RAB in the city, called off their strike on Monday.

Private Medical Institutions Association president Dr Abul Kashem told reporters at noon that they withdrew the strike considering sufferings of patients, reports the UNB.

Earlier on Sunday, Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) launched separate drives following allegations of irregularities at two private hospitals — Max Hospital at Mehedibag and Metropolitan Hospital at GEC intersection — in the port city.

Following the drive, the owners and physicians at different private clinics and hospitals refrained from providing medical services to patients.

Rapid Action Battalion(RAB) started the drive as a government investigation committee formed recently over the death of Raifa Khan, 3, daughter of Rubel Khan, staff reporter of vernacular daily the Daily Samakal, due to wrong treatment at Max hospital on June 29, found various irregularities at the hospital.

On Saturday, two physicians of the hospital were sacked as a probe committee found their negligence in the treatment of Raifa that caused her death.