HC for compensating DU student with Tk 5 cr for his wrong treatment
Published : Thursday, 22 August, 2019 at 10:23 PM Count : 98
The High Court on Thursday issued a rule seeking explanations from the authorities concerned as to why a Dhaka University student whose left side has got paralysed due to wrong treatment at Square Hospitals Ltd will not be compensated with Tk 5 crore.
A bench of Justice JBM Hassan and Justice Md Khairul Alam issued the rule after hearing a writ petition filed by advocate Jotirmoy Barua.
Mehedi Hasan Shamim, a student of Women and Gender Studies Department of Dhaka University, at a press conference at Dhaka University on April 18, said he was admitted to the Square Hospitals on October 14, 2018 with brain tumor.
After the admission, he said, Dr Krishna suggested that he needed to undergo urgent surgery and the physician did not disclose anything about its possible risk or postoperative complications.
The operation was conducted on January 23, 2019. Two days after the surgery, the duty doctor at the hospital informed Shamim’s brother that the left side of his body was not working.
When he sought the CD of the surgery for better treatment, the hospital authorities refused to provide it, Shamim alleged.
Advocate Jotirmoy Barua filed the writ on July 14 attaching with it the reports published in different newspapers over the incident.
Deputy Attorney General Nur-us-Sadik stood for the state.
The Health Secretary, the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), President of Bangladesh Medical and Dental Council Dr Krishna Pravu and the Managing Director of the Square Hospitals were asked to respond to the rule within four weeks.
The court also asked the hospital authorities to submit all the medical documents and the CD of the surgery to the court within a month.