Central Hospital Director held over death of DU student
Police have arrested a director of Central Hospital in a case filed for death of a female student of Dhaka University (DU) due to "wrong treatment" at the hospital.
Nazrul Islam, a sub-inspector of Dhanmondi Police Station, said director MA Kashem was arrested hours after the DU authorities filed the case with Dhanmondi Police Station against him and eight other doctors and staff of the hospital on Thursday night.
Afia Jain Chaity, a first year zoology student of Dhaka University, died at the hospital on Thursday. Acting Proctor Prof Amjad Ali filed the case with the police station.
Abdullahil Kafi, Assistant Commissioner of DMP, said: "MA Kashem was brought to the police station and shown arrested in the case."
The other accused are Prof Dr ABM Abdullah, Kashem Yusuf, Dr Mortuza, Lt Col ASM Matlebur Rahman, Dr Masuma Parvin, Dr Jahanara Begum Mona, Dr Maksud Parvin and Dr Tapan Kumar Boiragi.
Chaity's classmates blamed the hospital authorities for treating her for blood cancer although she had been suffering from dengue. They vandalised the private hospital at Green Road in the city soon after Chaity's death.
"Doctors earlier said Chaity had blood cancer. Then they said she had dengue," one of her classmates told reporters.
Dr ABM Abdullah, who was treating Chaity, told the agitating students that they had diagnosed her with leukaemia (blood cancer).
"The patient was critical when she was brought in. She died before we could even start treatment properly at the ICU. There wasn't any fault in the treatment," he said. Chaity came from Chapainawabganj and was a resident of the university's Shamsunnahar Hall.