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Doctors to abstain from duties on Tuesday

Update : 22 May 2017, 12:46 AM
Protesting the attack on Dhaka Central Hospital by Dhaka University students post the death of one of their own due to alleged wrong treatment, doctors across the country have decided to abstain from treating patients on Tuesday. The decision was taken by the Bangladesh Medical Association (BMA) at an emergency executive committee meeting on Saturday. A press release sent out by the BMA stated that doctors from both government and private hospitals will wear black badges while on duty from May 21 to May 25. Doctors all over the country will also partake in forming human chains for one hour from 12pm till 1pm on May 25. The doctors’ next steps will be decided at another BMA executive committee meeting on May 28. On May 17, Afia Akter Chaity, 20, a first-year zoology student at Dhaka University, was diagnosed with acute myeloblastic leukaemia. Subsequently, just prior to her death on May 18, doctors confirmed she was actually suffering from dengue. On the afternoon of her death, alleging that she had died from wrong treatment, DU students, including Bangladesh Chhatra League activists, had attacked and vandalised the hospital. The hospital's director Dr MA Kashem was arrested that night after DU authorities lodged a case with Dhanmondi police station earlier in the day.
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