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12:00 AM, January 15, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:43 AM, January 15, 2020

Patient’s relatives vandalise Gazipur health complex

They say lack of proper care caused patient’s death; doctors deny allegation

Relatives of a patient ransacked a government health complex in Gazipur yesterday, following death of the patient.

With chest pain, Mobarak Hossain (30) from Boronagar village in Gazipur was taken to the emergency department of Kaliganj Upazila Health Complex around 8:45am, said Dr Sadequr Rahman.

Doctors gave him primary treatment and referred him to Shaheed Tajuddin Ahmed Medical College Hospital in the city, he said.

Mobarak’s family, however, did not comply with the suggestion and took him home, said the doctor.

Around an hour later, the relatives took him to the health complex again as he fell ill, said the physician.

As his condition kept deteriorating, doctors suggested him to go to Tajuddin hospital immediately. At that time, the relatives followed the suggestion and were taking the patient to the hospital by an ambulance; but Mobarak died on the way, he added.

Deceased’s father Mazammel Haque admitted to the vandalism.

Talking to reporters, he alleged, “The doctors did not take care of Mobarak properly. They referred the patient to another hospital when his condition severely deteriorated. All these factors caused my son’s death.”

Dr Sadequr Rahman, however, denied the allegation.

Following the death, the deceased’s relatives attacked the upazila health complex and vandalised glass windows, furniture and equipment, Dr Sadequr added.

In the evening, Sadequr filed a complaint with Kaliganj Police Station in connection with the attack, said Additional Superintend of Police Pankaj Dutta in Gazipur.

They were collecting video footage to identify the attackers, said the ASP.

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