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1 arrested over assaulting physician in Tungipara

  • Published at 02:19 pm July 6th, 2020
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Outdoor section of Tungipara Hospital shut down to press home the demand of arresting the primary accused

Police arrested a man in connection with a case filed for assaulting a doctor of Tungipara Hospital.

Riajul Kazi, 22, was arrested from the Koralkopa village of Gopalganj's Tungipara upazila on Sunday night, confirmed Tungipara police station Officer-in-Charge (OC) AFM Nasim.

On Saturday, Tungipara Upazila Health and Family Planning Officer (UHFPO) Dr Jashim Uddin filed an assault case naming Gazi Tarikul as prime accused and 4-5 others without naming them at Tungipara police station.

Doctors of the Tungipara Upazila Health Complex stopped taking patients at their outdoor section from Sunday to press-home their demand of swiftly bringing the culprits to book.

UHFPO Dr Jashim Uddin said: "We are operating the Corona (Covid-19) and other units of the hospital as usual. Only the outdoor section has been kept unoperated from Sunday, so that the prime accused is arrested.”

"We will restart the outdoor section as soon as the prime accused and the others involved in the assault are arrested. We have urged the prime minister to deliver exemplary punishment to the attackers and that workplace safety is ensured for all the health staff," Dr Jashim added.

On Saturday, a local Kazi Alamgir, 65, went to the Tungipara Upazila Health Complex for treatment with symptoms similar to that of Covid-19.

However, the patient passed away the same day and four to five people assaulted the duty doctor Apurba Biswas, claiming that he was negligent in his duties.

Moreover, the attackers reportedly verbally abused the nurses and left the place after the incident.

On Sunday, Alamgir, the deceased patient, tested positive for Covid-19.

Tungipara police station OC Nasim said police are conducting drives to arrest the others involved.

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