JU medical centre vandalisedJU Correspondent
Jahangirnagar University students on Friday night vandalised the university medical centre after its authorities failed to provide a sick student with ambulance for his treatment to a Savar hospital.
Activists of the Bangladesh Chhatra League, the ruling Awami League-backed student organisation, beat seven students in front of the university’s proctor as the victims went on protests over poor healthcare of the university’s medical centre at night.
Students said law and justice student Sanu Akhand was taken to the medial centre after he fell sick at about 10:30pm.
Doctors of the centre referred him to Enam Medical College Hospital as his condition was critical.
The medical centre, however, failed to manage any of its three ambulances for Sanu Akhand, a residential student of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Hall.
Hallmates of the student became agitated at this and 40-45 students ransacked the medical centre and vandalised furniture and windowpanes.
Soon after the incident, members of proctorial body went to the spot and sent Sanu to the hospital by its microbus.
Another group of students also tried to block the Dhaka-Aricha Road complaining poor healthcare of the medical centre.
Later, the porcotrial body members went to the place and brought the situation under control.
Medical officers of the university said they could not manage ambulance for the sick as two of three ambulances broke down several months ago and one was being used for the university’s vice-chancellor Shariff Enamul Kabir.
Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib hall students said BCL activists, led by Sheikh Sariful Islam, called the students who protested at the health services and vandalised the medical centre and severely injured seven of the students in presence of the acting proctor Sukalyan Kumar Kunda.
The injured are Arifur Rahman and Anik Biswash of mathematics department, Saidul of economics, Saurav of zoology, Azharul Islam of English, Humaun Kabir of history and Arman of statistics.
The proctor, however, admitted the assault and said that ‘elder brothers’ talked with the ‘younger’ and he had nothing to do with the issue.
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