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Students of Barisal Institute of Health Technology blockades road

Update : 24 Nov 2014, 01:39 PM

Students of Barisal Institute of Health Technology on Monday blockaded the main road of the city, formed a human chain and held demonstration to press home their ten-point demands.

Bangladesh Diploma Medical Technology and Pharmacy Students Association held these programmes in front of Ashwini Kumar Hall in the city.

Later, police removed them from the road to resume vehicular movements and clear traffic. However, they were allowed to form a human chain on the roadside.

Later, the students handed over a memorandum to the district and police administration.

Their 10-point demands included formation of diploma medical education board, creating posts as per directions of the World Health Organisation in public health service providing institutes, giving second-class gezetted status to diploma holder technologists and pharmacists, introducing degree and masters courses for them giving first-class gezetted status in public service, creating new directorates for the medical technologists and pharmacists, giving promotions in service by creating carrier panel, registration for private practices for dental and physiotherapy diploma holders, compulsory appointments of technologists and pharmacists at all private and non-government health service providing organs under specified rules and regulations.

Chandan Adhikari, Sumon Bishwas, Nirjhar Mandal, Swapan Kumar Pal, Sajal Pal, Sanjib Majumdar, Golam Murshed, Arka Pal, Shekhar Mandal, among the leaders of the Association, addressed the programme.

They warned of tougher programmes if the demands were not met.

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