JU students demand medical faculty in adjacent areas


City Desk :
On April 13, 2019, when Jahangirnagar University campus wore a festive look to welcome Pahela Baishakh, Nuruzzaman Nivrit, a 45th batch student of English department, went to the university medical centre with chest and stomach pain.

As his condition turned complicated, he was referred to Enam Medical College Hospital in Savar at around 9:15 pm.

However, he died on the way to the hospital.

“I want to live. Help me to live, give me some money,” Md. Nazrul Islam, an employee of Al Beruni Hall of Jahangirnagar University, requests all. He is suffering from liver cirrhosis. He has been undergoing treatment at the Super Clinic for the last few months, reports UNB.

Not only Rashed or Nuruzzamn, many other students of university suffer sometimes due to lack of proper treatment, sometimes for not getting an ambulance.

Every time there has been a movement to improve the facilities at the medical center after death due to negligence. There were also assurances too from the authorities concerned.


But, none of the 13-point demand students raised after the death of Nivrit has been implemented.

Files for improvement of infrastructure and equipment of the medical center are lying in one corner of the concerned office, alleged students.

They said they need an international standard medical faculty and specialized hospital on the campus.

Talking to UNB, some students said if a specialized hospital is established with laboratories and labs and higher degrees in medicine are provided, students, teachers and staff on the campus will get better treatment and death by negligence can also be prevented.

Besides, about one crore people of Savar, Dhamrai, Manikganj, Gazipur and Tangail regions will be able to avail the health service at a low cost, they said.