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Child patient's father gets bail in Mugda hospital doctor's case

Child patient's father gets bail in Mugda hospital doctor's case

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A Dhaka court allowed bail to one Habibur Rahman, arrested for allegedly engaging in altercation and subsequently assaulting a doctor while trying to admit his seven-year-old dengue-infected daughter at capital's Mugda Medical College and Hospital.

Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Ashek Imam passed the order, allowing Rahman bail on Taka five thousand bond in the case. Earlier police produced him before the court and pleaded to keep him behind the bars till the end of probe.

According to the case documents, Md Habibur Rahman, 33, brought his daughter at the emergency section of the hospital with high fever on July 26 morning. 

"I and my colleagues asked him to take his daughter to Dhaka Medical College Hospital or any other facility, as no seat was vacant in our hospital. He suddenly turned violent and verbally abused me. He and his wife first assaulted ward boy Jewel and nurse Rozina. I went inside a room to hide myself. My left little finger got injure in the incident," plaintiff Dr Boni Amin said in his complaint.

Meanwhile, Habibur Rahman's wife Sathi Akter alleged that the concerned doctor triggered the whole incident as he behaved very badly with them as they requested him to at least check their daughter before taking her anywhere else. 

"He behaved very badly with my husband and even slapped him. Hospital people thrashed my husband, starting a scuffle," Sathi said.