SSMC interns call strike off

SSMC interns call strike off

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Interns at Sir Salimullah Medical College and Mitford Hospital called off their strike on Wednesday night.
The interns made the announcement around 8:15pm following the intervention of local MP Haji Mohammad Selim and Bangladesh Medical Association secretary general Iqbal Arsalan.Earlier, the Mitford interns went on an indefinite strike on Monday following a case filed by the Ekushey Television (ETV) authorities against its director and four interns for alleged assault on some journalists.
Some 207 interns of the hospital went the work abstention following the filing of the case.
ETV director Dr Md Jahidul Islam filed the case with the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Court of Dhaka on Monday against Mitford Hospital director Brig Gen Md Jakir Hasan and four interns for their alleged involvement in assaulting some journalists of the private television channel.
On April 19, interns of the hospital attacked six journalists, including a cameraman, of ETV when they went there for collecting information for “Ekusher Chokh”, an investigative programme of the channel, leaving them injured. – UNB

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