Rajshahi private clinic owners on indefinite strike

Rajshahi private clinic and diagnostic center owners’ association went on an indefinite strike in the city on Tuesday noon demanding to press home their three-point demand.

Vice-president of the Association Faysal Kabir Chowdhury said they called the shut down demanding to stop random mobile court operation and fining of private clinics and diagnostic centers, withdraw additional holding tax and signboard fees. Recently, several mobile courts fined some private clinics and diagnostic centers with a large amount of money, Faysal alleged.

The association took the decision to protest the mobile court drives and shut down all clinics and diagnostic centers after 2:00pm, he added. The mobile courts fined three clinics and diagnostic centers Tk 7.25 lakh for using expired surgical instruments and keeping illegal Indian medicine.