Central hospital vandalised
DU student dies for ‘wrong treatment’
A female student of Dhaka University (DU) on Thursday died due to alleged wrong treatment at the Central hospital, Green road, in Dhaka
The victim is identified as Afia Akter, a first year student of Zoology Department of DU, who hails from Chapainawabganj. The agitated fellow students ransacked the hospital.
Confirming the matter Dhanmondhi zone senior assistant commissioner of police Abdulla Hil Kafi told the Daily Observer that a DU female student died while she was undergoing treatment at Central hospital on Thursday.
“The agitating students vandalised the hospital alleging their fellow died for wrong treatment”, he added.
He also said, “The university authority filed a case with Dhanmondi Police Station against nine persons of the hospital for negligence in duty”.
Quoting DU fellow students, Kafi said, “Fellows alleged that hospital doctors gave her treatment of Leukemia disease (cancer) although he got admitted being affected of dengue fever”.
“After falling sick, Afia got admitted herself at the hospital on Wednesday evening. The doctors said she was affected of leukemia and gave her treatment accordingly. The doctors on Thursday said she was affected of dengue”, he added.
Kafi also said, “Later, students assumed that she died due to wrong treatment as doctors gave different statements in different times. Raising allegations, the students vandalised the hospital”.
“Following the situation, police rushed in there and brought the situation under control, and held hospital doctor M A Akash and another from the hospital,” he added.
Hospital director Matiur Rahman told the media that inexperience may cause to the death of DU student. “We will form a committee to probe the death of Afia”.
Meanwhile, fellow students demanded the cancellation of hospital license, to take action against the owner of hospital, respective doctors, and compensate the victim’s family.
DU Zoology department chairman Prof Anawar Hosain said, ‘The hospital authority will form a probe body to investigate the allegation and fellow students’ demand would be considered’.