Students demand establishment of medical college in Panchagarh


Students of various educational institutions of Dhaka who hail from Panchagarh have demanded setting up of a medical college and hospital in Panchagarh.


They formed a human chain in front of the national Museum at Shahabagh in the capital around 12pm on Saturday.


Majharul Houqe Prodhan, parliament member of Panchagarh -1, Mahbubur Rahman Faruki, joint secretary to Road Transport Division, Dhaka University unit Chhatra League General secretary Saddam Hussein, among others, joined the programme.


“The demand for establishment of a medical college and hospital in Panchagarh is not something new. We have been demanding for it since a long time,” MP Majharul Islam said.


“I raised this demand at the National Parliament in the presence of the Prime Minister but it has not been implemented yet. Presently Panchagarh Sadar Hospital has 250 beds. Another medical college can be established. The people of Panchagarh still have to go to different places for better treatment,” he added.


Mahbubur Rahman said, “Patients are usually referred to Rangpur, Dinajpur or Dhaka from Panchagarh. Many people die on the way from Panchagarh or many do not get treatment due to financial constraint.”


Source: United News of Bangladesh


Battery-run rickshaw puller killed in city accident


A battery-run auto rickshaw driver was killed being hit by an anonymous vehicle in Asad gate area of Mohammadpur in the city Saturday.


Then deceased was identified as Monir Sheikh, 40, hailing from Tongi Bari upazila of Gopalganj district, said Abdur Rashid, Sub Inspector of Mohammadpur police station


The accident occurred early in the morning and his body was found lying in front of Nabil Paribahan bus counter on Mirpur road near Asad Gate, he said.


“Efforts are on to identify the vehicle and the driver that is responsible for the accident. The body has been sent for autopsy,” said the SI.


Source: United News of Bangladesh