Two nurses of Noakhali General Hospital were injured as plaster came off the ceiling and fell on them on the first floor of the old building yesterday.
The injured are senior staff nurse Swapna Rani Majumder, and student of Noakhali Nursing Institute Rani Akhter. Both were admitted to the hospital.
Swapna was injured in the head and needed eight stitches. The doctor also asked her to have a CT scan. Rani Akhter suffered minor injuries in the hand and hip.
The injured nurses said the incident occurred at ward-8 around 4:00am, when they were taking rest after giving necessary medicines to the patients. It created panic among patients, they said. Earlier, the plaster of the emergency department fell off, leaving a nurse injured.
Superintendent of the 250-bed hospital Dr Md Khalilullah said the three-storey building is old and was declared abandoned more than one year ago, but they are forced to continue treating patients there because new buildings are still under construction.