Several hundred students, teachers and guardians of Jalalabad Ragib-Rabeya Medical College (JRRMC) and Begum Rabeya Khatun Chowdhury Nursing College (BRKCNC) formed a human chain at Central Shaheed Minar at Chowhatta in Sylhet Saturday. During the rally on the occasion the speakers appealed to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and Finance Minister A.M.A Muhit to intervene in thee on-going stalemate centering the college on humanitarian ground. The speakers pointed out the JRRMC is privately owned college that has standard modern hospital of 1,000 beds. The college is housed in two 9 storeyed buildings.
In a civil appeal case no 163/2009 the honorable Appellate Division of Bangladesh Supreme court in a verdict mentioned elimination of college, its Hospital and associate institution BRKCNC from their present location Tarapur. The College has 1,008 MBBS students and teachers, its Hospital and associate institution BRKCNC from their present location Tarapur on Saturday. The College has 1,008 MBBS students and teachers, its associate BRKCNC has 542 students.
The speakers dwelt on the college that came into being in 1995 and since then 1565 passed MBBS in 22 batches, of which 1396 completed their internship.
They have taken up noble medical profession both home and abroad. Moreover 318 foreign students are studdying MBBS in this college ranked even above some state-run medical colleges in terms of university MBBS final examination result. It can be mentioned here that under philanthropist, industrialist and owner Mr. Ragib Ali, the JRRMC has earned not only national reputation but also that of international one in medical education and Medicare services.
Medical graduates passed out from this college are being recruited in medical health care services and being posted throughout the country. Imparting medical education to foreign students, this college has been earning both reputation and foreign currency as well. The college, hospital and its associate BRKCNC have 1692 teachers and other employees.
The hospital has 650-750 patients admitted per day. So just after Sylhet MAG Osmani Medical College, this JRRMCH is trailing behind in Medicare services. The participants in human chain held banners, placards depicting the demand-the status quo of the college and hospital established and built up costing taka several thousand crore.