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Staff Correspondent, Ctg
Doctors at private hospitals and clinics in the district went on an indefinite strike on Sunday, protesting the drive at different private clinics and hospitals by RAB in the city.
The decision was taken by Private Medical Institutions Association on Sunday.
Earlier, Bangladesh Medical Association held a meeting at the BMA office at Chattogram Medical College in the afternoon.
Dr Mujibul Haq, president of Bangladesh Medical Association, Chattogram and its general secretary Dr FoysalIqbal Chowdhury were present at the meeting.
Earlier in the day, 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.