Helping patients by getting rid of birds!

RMCH trims big tree’s branches

Published : 28 Dec 2020 09:01 PM | Updated : 30 Dec 2020 05:03 PM

A large number of rare Shamuk Khol (Asian Open Billed Storks) birds are living by making nests and breeding on the branches of some trees of Rajshahi Medical College Hospital campus for several decades.

But, on Monday morning, the authorities of RMCH start to trim all large branches of a huge Koroi tree (Raintree) in front of Emergency Department on the plea that those birds are the causes of disturbance for the people and patients visiting the hospital.

As a result, according to the direction of the Director of RMCH Brigadier General Shamim Yazdani, large branches of a Raintree tree was being trimmed so that birds can no longer sit, make nests and breed on the tree branches. Ansar members of RMCH were supervising the trimming of the branches. 

Being informed, local journalists including the Camera Person and Reporter of Channel-24 rushed to spot and start to snap photographs of cutting the tree-branches when the on-duty Ansar members resisted them. However, after about half an hour, being directed by RMCH Director, the act of cutting of the branches was abandoned and the Ansar members retreated from the spot. 

RMCH Director Brigadier General Shamim Yazdani in this connection informed reporters over the telephone that authorities of RMCH not felling the tree rather trimming the branches of the tree.

He further mentioned, a hospital can not be a 'sanctuary' of birds. It is out of the concept of the hospital. The birds were creating trouble by spitting bird's faeces (poop) on the visitors at the hospital.

The branches of another large tree in front of the lavatory of the hospital will also be trimmed to get rid of spitting of birds poop, he added.

It is learnt, those Shamuk Khol birds are living on the branches of some large trees of RMCH for a long time. News has been earlier published in various print and the electronic media of the country and abroad about the peaceful existence of those rare and endangered Shamuk Khol or Asian Open Bill.