Death of twins, letter from civil surgeon to take action against clinic

Arun Vikas Dey

Thursday, September 8, 2022 at 11:17 pm

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The civil surgeon of Chittagong has written to the officer-in-charge of Doublemooring police station to take legal action against the owner of the clinic and those concerned in the death of two newborn twins due to lack of oxygen in an unregistered clinic in Chittagong.

It is known that last Tuesday at noon in an unregistered clinic called Matruseva Normal Delivery Center in Doublemooring area of ​​the city, Auto Tempuchalak Md. Monir’s wife Lovely Begum gave birth to twins. If the newborn needs oxygen, it is known that there is no oxygen supply in the clinic. Later the two newborns were advised to be admitted to Chittagong Medical College Hospital.

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Monir complained that the authorities detained the newborns because they could not pay the bill of 10,000 rupees to the clinic. A child died when the people of the area gathered and protested at the screams of their father and mother. Later, another person also died on the way to Chamek hospital.

When asked, Monir told Daily Star, ‘Out of 10,000 rupees, I have paid 5,000 rupees. Even though I said I will pay the remaining money later, the clinic authorities detained my two children while they could not even give oxygen.’

Dr. Chittagong civil surgeon received complaints. Elias Chowdhury went to the clinic yesterday and found it locked. On inquiry he came to know that the clinic was being run illegally without registration.

When asked, he told the Daily Star, ‘Today I have written to the officer-in-charge of Doublemooring police station to take legal action against the clinic officials. It is important for public interest. So I requested to take immediate action.’

Officer-in-charge of Doublemooring Model Police Station. Sakhawat Hossain said, “Legal measures are being taken in this regard.”

The article is in Bengali

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