The High Court has sought a report on the steps taken against the persons responsible for a patient’s taking his own life after failing to get treatment at Dhaka Medical College Hospital.
Nurnobi, a patient with stomach ache from Lakshmipur, jumped to his death from eighth floor of a DMCH building yesterday to get rid of the anguish, as he allegedly did not get treatment from the hospital, according to a report published in The Daily Star today.
In response to a writ petition, the HC today ordered the health secretary and the DMCH director to submit a report before it in two weeks on what steps have been taken against the persons responsible for the failure and negligence over the incident.
The HC bench of Justice Quazi Reza-Ul Hoque and Justice Abu Taher Md Saifur Rahman issued a rule asking them to explain why they should not be directed to provide Nurnobi’s family with adequate compensation, Deputy Attorney General Biswojit Roy told The Daily Star.
The judges also asked them to explain in two weeks as to why their failure and negligence to provide medical treatment to Nurnobi should not be declared illegal.
In the rule, the court also ordered them to show the causes as to why they should not be directed to ensure proper treatment to patients at all government hospitals across the country.
The bench came up with the order and rule after hearing the writ petition filed by rights organisation Ain O Salsih Kendra (ASK) on the basis of The Daily Star report under the headline “Uncared for, patient takes his life”.