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Dhaka Medical College Hospital

Death shrouded in questions

Nine Days Ago at DMCH

Death shrouded in questions

Bruises, cuts and blisters on Asma's body have led her family and neighbours to believe that she was tortured to death at Dhaka Medical College Hospital. The shocking account of injury marks, given by the women who washed her body before the burial, brings to light telltale signs of torture. The body bore bruises of...

Asma was strong, healthy

Asma had worked from dawn to dusk even on the day of Eid-ul-Azha when she was merely five days away from a caesarean section that she would undergo at the Dhaka Medical College Hospital on October 11. Running from door to door on the eid day, she collected quite a pile of meat given away by affluent people in Tongi's Arizpur. Born to parents who are given to begging, she worked as a cleaner at a local insurance company as well...

Doping gangs in city on the prowl

College student Sufian Kazi was returning to the capital from Narayanganj by a bus on Tuesday. When the bus reached the Shanir Akhra area, a hawker got in and offered sweet pickles for free to some 10 passengers to taste those before buying. As Sufian, aged about 20 years, tasted the pickles, he felt sick. Alighting from the bus at Jatrabari, he phoned his elder brother to inform him about his sickness. He then hired a CNG-run three-wheeler to his brother's office...

Manikganj cylinder blast toll rises to 6

Manikganj cylinder blast toll rises to 6

Five people, who received burn injuries in a cylinder explosion at a CNG filling station in Manikganj, died at two separate hospitals in Dhaka today, raising the death toll to six. With over 85 percent burn injuries, four of them succumbed at Dhaka Medical College Hospital while another at Enam Medical College Hospital in...

Twin Baby Stolen From DMCH

Take steps to stop such incidents

Take steps to stop such incidents

Father of the stolen twin baby yesterday urged the Dhaka Medical College Hospital authorities to take necessary steps to prevent incidents of newborn theft from the hospital. "I want the director to take initiatives so that no mother loses her baby from the hospital,” said Kousar Hossain Babu at a programme in the hospital's...

Uncared for, patient takes his life

Uncared for, patient takes his life

He was begging for relief from the excruciating pain in his stomach at Dhaka Medical College Hospital. His helpless family scuttled from one ward to another, requesting on-duty doctors and nurses at the crack of dawn, but everyone asked them to wait till morning. When the morning came, Nurnobi, the patient, and his family members...

Dhaka Alia Madrasa

BCL men clash among themselves

At least five students were injured in a factional clash of Bangladesh Chhatra League over establishing supremacy at Allama Kashgari hall of Dhaka Alia Madrasa in the capital yesterday. The injured were treated in Dhaka Medical College Hospital and a local clinic. The two factions of BCL activists with hockey sticks, cricket stumps and iron rods started fighting to take control over the hall around 2:30pm, said Sub-inspector Tarekul Islam of Chawk Bazar Police Station. The clash stopped after police intervention, he...

HC for judicial inquiry into baby stealing

Expressing utter dismay over stealing of newborn babies from Dhaka Medical College Hospital, the High Court yesterday ordered conducting a judicial inquiry into the "entire incident" relating to the stealing of a baby from the hospital on August 21. The court ordered the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate of Dhaka to assign a magistrate to enquire into the matter and to find out the loopholes in the security of the ward concerned of the hospital and the administrative failure to protect the...

Woman killed in house fire

Woman killed in house fire

A woman was killed and her four children were wounded in a fire that broke out at their house at Par Gandaria in Keraniganj, on the outskirts of the capital, early yesterday. Rahima Begum, 50, her daughters Salma, 30, and Sonia, 14, and sons Rocky, 27, and Akash, 12, were rushed to the burn...

3 of a family die from 'puffer fish poisoning'

Three members of a family died and two others fell sick after eating puffer fish (Patka fish) in Dholaipar area in the capital last night. The deceased were Mohammad Jumman, 10, his younger brother Mohammad Rabin, 8, and his maternal uncle Mohammad Shahin, 20. Jumman's mother Farida Begum, 32, and his another maternal uncle Mohammad Surur, 18, were admitted to Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH). Puffers can be lethal because some species contain the highly toxic substance tetraodontoxin, which causes numbness, vomiting,...

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