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Acting Secretary General expresses solidarity with the agitating unemployed nurses; urges government to meet their just demand
Tuesday, 19th April, 2016

The unemployed nurses have initiated movement as the authority has denied appointing them despite having thousands of vacant posts Government Medical College Hospitals and other Health Care Centers. Acting Secretary General of Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami, Dr. Shafiqur Rahman has issued the following statement on 19th April, 2016 urging to accept their just demand.

“Thousands of posts are remaining vacant for Nurses in different Government Medical College Hospitals and other Health Care Centers. Despite this harsh reality, hundreds of nurses are living as unemployed despite having diploma degree on Nursing. The health and medical care services are being hampered extremely due to lack of sufficient nurses in the public hospitals. The patients are suffering immensely for such deplorable situation.

Bangladesh Basic Graduate Nurse’s Society and Bangladesh Diploma Bekar (Unemployed) Nurse’s Association are carrying out movement as the government is paying heed to their just demands. They are continuing their strike program in line with the demand of appointing them on the basis of batch, talent and efficiency. It is acknowledged that right now the number of Diploma-in-Nursing and BSC-in-Nursing awarded unemployed nurses are more than 21 thousand.

Even the government officials and staffs are becoming to take medical treatment from private hospitals as the health services in public hospitals have deteriorated severely. The unemployed nurses are conducting movement for many days though the government is reluctant to meet their demand.

I am condemning the stubborn attitude of the government in this regard. Besides, I am putting stress on fulfilling the reasonable demand of the agitating nurses and to appoint them immediately in order to upgrade the health care services of the hospitals. Not only for the sake of the protesting nurses; these unemployed nurses should be given job for the greater interest of the people.”