Al-Hera Clinic, Muktasha Road, Rahanpur Municipal Area, Gomstapur Upazila, Chapainawabganj, reported that another case of patient death has occurred.
On Saturday (November 11), a housewife died after undergoing a caesarean section. Asraful Islam, the patient’s uncle, and Shaukat, the director of Al-Hera Clinic, admitted that the clinic authorities had compromised the incident with the patient’s relatives in exchange for Tk 4 lakh.
It has been found that Zohra Begum (23), wife of Solaiman Ali of Golabari village of Kasba Union of Nachol Upazila. He was admitted to the clinic for caesarean operation this Saturday (November 11) afternoon. Dr. Shamim Reza, the full-time doctor of that clinic, performed his operation in the evening. At that time, Dr. Zakaria Habib was present as an anesthesiologist. Although he died shortly after the surgery, the clinic authorities hid it and referred him to Ramek Hospital.
Later, when he tried to move his body to another place, the local people stopped him. Later, the police came and took the body away. In this regard, Gomstapur police station OC Mahbubur Rahman said that the patient’s relatives did not make any complaint, so the body was handed over to them on Sunday morning. The relatives of the patient said that we have made an agreement with the clinic authorities thinking about the future of the newly born child of the housewife. It is to be noted that a housewife died after coming to this clinic for gall bladder operation on August 18.
Al-Hera Clinic director Shaukat Ali said that the housewife was operated according to proper rules. Doctors said that he died due to respiratory failure.
The two doctors who took part in the operation were contacted several times by phone, but they did not receive the call. As a result, their comments were not received.
Gomstapur Upazila Health Complex Family Planning Officer Dr. Md. Abdul Hamid said, I have come to know the matter. If written complaint is received, action will be taken after investigation.
In this context, District Civil Surgeon Dr. SM Mahmudur Rashid said, I am staying in Dhaka. We were not aware of this. I will investigate with inquiry.
Meanwhile, in the opinion of the health officials, in the district clinics, the patient’s death often occurs due to improper treatment in the name of treatment. Despite this incident, the clinic authorities are managing the patient’s relatives in exchange of money. Besides, since no one has complained, the health or law department is unable to take any action against them.