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Dhaka Medical College Hospital

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,...

Criminal shoots Tangail cop dead

An assistant sub-inspector of Tangail Model Police Station, who was critically injured as a criminal shot him on Friday night, died at Dhaka Medical College Hospital yesterday morning. The incident happened when the victim, Nurul Islam, 30, along with a police team went to arrest a criminal at Purbo Adalat Para in Tangail district town around 11:30pm. Acting on a tip-off, a police team from the Model Police Station raided the house of Ulka, chief of Ulka Bahini that runs criminal...

3 journos injured in BCL attack at DU

At least three journalists were injured as a group of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) activists attacked them over a trivial matter on Dhaka University campus this evening. The injured are: Monirul Islam of Jamuna TV, Masudur Rahman of Somoy TV and Galib Ashraf of The Independent. All are members of DU Journalist Association. They are now undergoing treatment at Dhaka Medical College Hospital and DU medical centre, our correspondent on the spot reports. According to an eyewitness, a group BCL activists equipped with...

Attack, Arson at Bihari Camp

10 killed; nine of a family

10 killed; nine of a family

At least nine members of a family were burnt alive when eight Bihari homes at Kurmitola camp in the city's Mirpur were torched following a clash between Biharis and law enforcers, allegedly accompanied by locals early yesterday. Another person with rubber-bullet pellet injuries, reportedly from police firing, died of his wounds in hospital. Dozens were...


Lifeless in sudden madness

The motionless body of three-year old Maruf bore testimony to the searing pain of the fire that consumed him. Even in death, his mouth was wide open in a silent scream. He was the youngest member of the Bihari household that lost nine members in an arson attack amid clashes with local Bengalis and law enforcers in Mirpur yesterday. Three other children also perished in the attack – eight-year-old Roksana, lovingly nicknamed Buchi by her family, and 12-year-old twins Lalu and...

New hope at hospital

Equipped with new knowledge, surgeons at the plastic surgery department of Dhaka Medical College Hospital practised techniques last week to save the leg of a road accident victim. The patient, Mohammad Sohel, 27, broke his shin bone in the right leg in a road crash last year. Known as reconstructive microsurgery, this new knowledge could not only change Sohel's life, but also help thousands of casualty patients avoid amputations. Microsurgery zooms in on what is nearly invisible to the naked eye --...

Upazila chairman shot, burnt alive

Upazila chairman shot, burnt alive

An upazila chairman was shot and then burned alive in his car by unidentified assailants in broad daylight in Feni yesterday. Ekramul Haque, 45, chairman of Phulgazi upazila and also president of the upazila Awami League, died on the spot. Four of his associates, including a local journalist, were injured when the attackers set Ekramul's...

Treatment denied for another day

Treatment denied for another day

Interns and honorary doctors at the Dhaka Medical College Hospital continued to make patients suffer for a second straight day yesterday, as they went on with their strike over assaults on doctors by some patients' relatives. All outdoor patients were denied treatment as the agitating physicians prevented staff from selling tickets from 11:00am. This correspondent...

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