Cumilla hospital vandalised after patient death

Our Correspondent

18 February, 2021 12:00 AM printer

CUMILLA: A private medical hospital in the city was vandalised on Tuesday night by the relatives of a patient following his death.

Mobarak Hossain, 50, of Koar village in Laksam upazila, was admitted to the hospital on Tuesday afternoon with a tumour in his leg. Family said Dr Shafayet Islam of Cumilla Trauma Centre took Mobarak to the operation theater around 4:00 pm for a surgery after giving anesthesia.

The relatives informed the physicians as the patient did not regain his sense after a long time.

Later, a doctor visited the patient and saw him dead.

At that time, doctors, nurses and staff fled the hospitals. Angered by the death, relatives of the patient besieged the hospital and vandalised windowpanes.

Anwarul Haque, officer-in-charge (OC) of Kotwali Police station, said an untoward incident took place at the hospital following the death of a patient.

The body was taken to the deceased’s village home after an understanding with hospital authorities.