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Ctg docs return to work
Staff Correspondent
Published :Monday, 25 January, 2016,  Time : 12:00 AM  View Count : 19
Doctors in Chittagong on Sunday called off their 'cease work' after five days of suffering by patients and their relatives.
Dr Mujibul Haque Khan, President the port city unit of Bangladesh Medical Association (BMA), announced the end of the 'cease work' after assurances from Chittagong Mayor AJM Nasir Uddin.
 "We are calling off the 'cease work' because we have been promised an honourable settlement by Mayor Nasir Uddin. So we will start attending to patients in our private chamber and nursing homes for the time being," Khan said.
BMA's Chittagong zone Secretary General Dr Mohammad Sharif told the Daily Observer that physicians of public and private hospitals in Chittagong returned to health services after a successful negotiation.
Chittagong Press Club President Kalim Sarwar and Mayor AJM Nasir Uddin have intermediated between the demonstrating physicians and the people who sued against the doctors.
The BMA Secretary General said this is for the first time in Chittagong that a senior journalist has come forward to normalize the paralyzed situation and it would be an example of solidarity among doctors and journalists.
Sharif said, "I think the government was formulating a law named Doctor-Patients Protection law and it should be accelerated soon which will create a filed for investigation when incidence of death or other problem arises.
He said once the law comes into effect it will empower both doctors and patients for investigation before going for filing cases.
The physicians' deadlock started demanding withdrawal of cases filed against their colleagues and demand for a panel comprising specialists to investigate the allegations of negligence brought against the accused doctors during a ceser operation.
According to sources on January 10, Meherun Nesa, 22, niece of the expatriate welfare minister, died at a private clinic in Katalganj following a caesarean operation.

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