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12:00 AM, June 29, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 04:25 AM, June 29, 2019

Raifa’s father still awaits justice

Rejects Medical and Dental Council’s probe report

Father of Raifa yesterday rejected the investigation report submitted by Bangladesh Medical and Dental Council and demanded punitive measures against the doctors involved in the death of his daughter.

According to family members, Rafida Khan Raifa, three-year-old daughter of Rubel Khan, a senior reporter of Bangla daily Samakal, died due to wrong treatment a day after she was admitted to the privately-run Max Hospital in port city with a complaint of a sore throat on June 28, 2018.

Rubel at a press conference yesterday alleged that the report did not mention doctors’ negligence behind his daughter’s death. Also, he added, even though it was a report based on investigation, the probe committee did not take his statement in this regard.

Chattogram Union of Journalists (CUJ) organised the event at Chattogram Press Club in the morning.

Rubel also demanded that Max Hospital must be shut down.

“I will not get my daughter back. But I don’t want parents to lose their child due to negligence of doctors. We must stop those involved in such murders,” said Rubel.

The speakers at the press conference announced to bring out a procession this morning in front the press club.

Najimuddin Shyamol, president of CUJ; Hasan Ferdous, general secretary of CUJ; and Riaz Haider Chowdhury, vice president of Bangladesh Federal Union of Journalists, were also present at the event.

The little girl’s death sparked protests across the country. Journalists in Chittagong, Dhaka, Cox’s Bazar and many areas demonstrated, demanding that the government investigate the matter and take action against those responsible.

A government investi gation led by the Chattogram civil surgeon found negligence of doctors in treating Raifa.

Following their report, Bangladesh Medical and Dental Council started investigation.

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