CMCH to be brought under CCTV surveillance


CHATTOGRAM, Jan 5, 2019 (BSS)-Chattogram Metropolitan Police (CMP) has started installing Close Circuit Television (CCTV) in 16 important points of the country’s second largest Chattogram Medical College Hospital (CMCH) to check criminal acts.

“Ten CCTVs have already been set up and installation of rest six will be completed by this week”, said Jahirul Hoq Bhuiyan, inspector(in-charge) of Chattogram medical college police outpost.

He said criminal incidents including theft, clashes, attack on police and child lifting often take place in CMCH area, but police could not be able to detect the criminals in absence of camera documents.

Deputy director of CMCH Dr Akhterul Islam, told BSS that over 100 CCTV cameras are prevailing in different areas of CMCH and the authority demanded Taka 30 lakh more of the government to install additional CCTVs.

Dr Akhterul Islam said criminal incidents have been reduced to some extent after setting up of CCTV and the entire CMCH area will be brought under total security blanket which will ensure security to the all particularly the patients.

Chattogram Medical College (CMC) was established in 1957. Now the CMC is a center of excellence for the medical studies in undergraduate and postgraduate level and also in rendering specialized hospital services to the common people.

It runs big outpatient departments in the specialties like medicine, pediatrics, psychiatry, skin and venereal diseases, clinical pathology, general surgery, orthopedics gynecology, pediatric Surgery, ophthalmology, obstetrics, gynecology, radiotherapy, radiology and dentistry with an average turnover in excess of 2500 a day.