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Japan-Bangladesh Hospital fined Tk 11 lakh
Dead baby put in ICU showing him alive
Published :Thursday, 11 February, 2016,  Time : 12:00 AM  View Count : 141
A Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) mobile court in a drive on Wednesday fined Japan Bangladesh Friendship Hospital Tk 11.50 lakh for various irregularities.
Sources at the Rab-2 battalion headquarters said a team of the unit, led by its deputy director Dr Md Didarul Alam, along with executive magistrate Mohammad Helal Uddin conducted the drive at the hospital in the city's Jigatala area around 12:30pm.
During the drive, the elite force found that the hospital still kept a child, aged one year and four months, in the NICU showing him alive although he was no more, and was charging the his family in the name of his treatment.
Besides, the mobile court found that treatment was being provided by unskilled doctors to children while the diagnostic centre and pathological lab, and OT facilities were not up to the standard.
Later, the Magistrate fined six officials of the hospital Tk 11.50 lakh, in default.
Representatives of the Directorate General of Health Services and Directorate General of Drug Administration were present during the drive.?UNB

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