Nine-year old child dies of COVID-19 at RMCH
Published : Saturday, 8 May, 2021 at 10:12 PM Count : 228
A nine-year old child died of coronavirus infection at Rajshahi Medical College Hospital (RMCH) on Thursday morning.
The RMCH authorities said the child had been undergoing treatment at the hospital's intensive care unit (ICU).
The deceased child was Towhid, son of Humayun Kabir, of Malda Colony of Rajshahi city.
The child's family members disclosed it to journalists on Saturday afternoon. They also alleged negligence of the treatment of the child at RMCH.
The RMCH's deputy director Dr Saiful Ferdous said the child gave samples for test after he developed coronavirus infection symptoms on April 26 last. His was tested Covid-19 positive on the following day and admitted to the Corona Ward of the hospital.
He said the child was shifted to the ICU after his physical condition deteriorated. He died at about 10:30am on Thursday (May 6) while underwent treatment at the ICU.
Dr Saiful also claimed that the child had been suffering from kidney ailments.
The child's relative and RMCH's senior nurse Kohinoor Begum said the child was taken to Dhaka for the treatment of his kidney ailments in January last. He was admitted to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University Hospital and given treatment there. After the recovery, he was brought at home in Rajshahi city about one and half months ago. Since then he had been suffering from fever.
The child's father Humayun Kabir alleged that his son did not receive appropriate treatment and proper care after he was admitted to the RMCH with Covid-19 positive. Besides, he was shifted to the ICU at last stage.
"My son was supposed to be shifted to the ICU earlier. Though beds were empty at the ICU, he was not shifted to the ICU," Humayun Kabir said.