Neglect of docs blamed | 2019-01-22

Death of Newborn

Neglect of docs blamed

22 January, 2019 12:00 AM printer

MYMENSINGH: A private clinic running illegally in the city’s Krishtapur area has been accused of medical negligence over the death of a newborn, reports UNB.

Harun-or-Rashid, a resident of Kolyanpur village in Sadar Upazila, said his wife Jannat Begum was admitted to Porosh Private Clinic around 11:30pm on Sunday after she had gone into labour.

“The doctors performed a C-section without running any tests and gave us the baby’s body after half an hour,” he said. “There were several injury marks on the child’s body.”

The clinic’s director Rezaul Karim Murad claimed that the baby had died in the womb two days ago. “There was no negligence on our part,” he said.

Police detained hospital owners Murad, Arifur Rahman and Mehedi Hasan after the family lodged a complaint, said Monsurul Alam, officer-in-charge of Kotwali Model Police Station.

Mymensingh Civil Surgeon Dr AKM Abdur Rouf said the private clinic did not have registration. “We will investigate whether there was any negligence on the clinic’s part and take actions accordingly,” he said.