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Doctors’ negligence of duty will not be tolerated: Health Minister

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Health Minister Samanta Lal Sen on Sunday warned that doctors’ negligence of duty in the government hospitals will be tolerated.

Already some physicians have been suspended in Sylhet as they were found absent in their workplaces, said the minister while speaking at a dialogue arranged by the Bangladesh Secretariat Reporters Forum (BSRF) at the Secretariat.

“Those who were found absent in their workplaces in Sylhet were suspended immediately and I have a plan to visit some hospitals outside Dhaka.

“A person’s life is lost if there is negligence in treatment. So there is no chance to think twice here. Therefore, I will not tolerate any negligence in this regard. “

When his attention was drawn to the recent notice issued by the Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) that no officials and employees of DMCH will not be allowed to give interviews or statements to the media without permission, he said he made a phone call to the director of DMCH Brig. General Md Asaduzzaman over the matter and he met him.

“During our conversation, I told him to ask journalists to work the way they usually and there should be no discrimination or dispute. I made it clear to him,” said the minister.

Conducted by BSRF general secretary Masudul Haque, its president Fasih Uddin Mahtab was present at the programme.

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