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5 picked up after attack on medical team at Hailakandi school

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HAILAKANDI, June 8 - Five persons were picked up today by the police in connection with Wednesday�s attack on a medical team of the Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakram (RBSK) under the Lala Block Primary Health Centre at Bishnupur Umananda ME School.

The officer in-charge of Lala Police Station, Manirul Islam Choudhury said that the five persons were picked up from different parts of Lala circle.

The police first arrested two villagers � Fajal Uddin Majharbhuiya (30) and Abdul Kuddus Laskar (25) � from Kalacherra area. Later, they picked up the headmaster, assistant teacher and chowkidar of Bishnupur Umananda ME School, Samsuddin Barbhuiya (57), Abdul Ahad Laskar (45) and Deba Kumar Singha (40) respectively.

The OC said that the headmaster, teacher and chowkidar are being interrogated. He added that the two villagers were found to be directly involved in the attack on the doctor and pharmacist.

It may be mentioned here that on Wednesday, a medical team comprising Dr Mongal Sena Singha, pharmacist Rekibuddin Ahmed and nurse Padma Rani Singha had gone to Bishnupur Umananda ME School to screen students. All the students immediately left the school, fearing that the medical team would give them injections �which cause infertility.� It all happened in the presence of the headmaster and teachers of the school who remained mute spectators. An FIR was lodged after the incident at the Lala Police Station.

The injured doctor and pharmacist have been admitted to the Lala hospital. Meanwhile, RBSK medical teams are apprehensive about visiting schools for similar purposes in the aftermath of the attack. They officially reported the matter to the Joint Director of Health Services and demanded security for the teams deputed for screening students.

The RBSK is a new government initiative aimed at early identification of and intervention for children from birth to 18 years of age in order to correct birth defects, deficiencies, diseases and development delays including disability. Schoolchildren between the age group of 6 to 18 years are generally screened by mobile health teams for deficiencies, diseases and development delays including disability in the local schools at least once a year.

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5 picked up after attack on medical team at Hailakandi school

HAILAKANDI, June 8 - Five persons were picked up today by the police in connection with Wednesday�s attack on a medical team of the Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakram (RBSK) under the Lala Block Primary Health Centre at Bishnupur Umananda ME School.

The officer in-charge of Lala Police Station, Manirul Islam Choudhury said that the five persons were picked up from different parts of Lala circle.

The police first arrested two villagers � Fajal Uddin Majharbhuiya (30) and Abdul Kuddus Laskar (25) � from Kalacherra area. Later, they picked up the headmaster, assistant teacher and chowkidar of Bishnupur Umananda ME School, Samsuddin Barbhuiya (57), Abdul Ahad Laskar (45) and Deba Kumar Singha (40) respectively.

The OC said that the headmaster, teacher and chowkidar are being interrogated. He added that the two villagers were found to be directly involved in the attack on the doctor and pharmacist.

It may be mentioned here that on Wednesday, a medical team comprising Dr Mongal Sena Singha, pharmacist Rekibuddin Ahmed and nurse Padma Rani Singha had gone to Bishnupur Umananda ME School to screen students. All the students immediately left the school, fearing that the medical team would give them injections �which cause infertility.� It all happened in the presence of the headmaster and teachers of the school who remained mute spectators. An FIR was lodged after the incident at the Lala Police Station.

The injured doctor and pharmacist have been admitted to the Lala hospital. Meanwhile, RBSK medical teams are apprehensive about visiting schools for similar purposes in the aftermath of the attack. They officially reported the matter to the Joint Director of Health Services and demanded security for the teams deputed for screening students.

The RBSK is a new government initiative aimed at early identification of and intervention for children from birth to 18 years of age in order to correct birth defects, deficiencies, diseases and development delays including disability. Schoolchildren between the age group of 6 to 18 years are generally screened by mobile health teams for deficiencies, diseases and development delays including disability in the local schools at least once a year.