The High Court today directed police to immediately arrest Rajon Das, an alleged fake doctor of a clinic in Patuakhali, for conducting surgery on a woman leaving cotton inside her abdomen in March this year.
The court also ordered the officer-in-charge of Baufal Police Station in Patuakhali to produce Rajon Das before it by November 15 for using a false medical practising certificate [Bangladesh Medical and Dental Council registration certificate].
The HC bench of Justice Salma Masud Chowdhury and Justice AKM Zahirul Hoque passed the order following an inquiry report submitted by the civil surgeon of Patuakhali, Assistant Attorney General Arobindu Kumar Roy told The Daily Star.
In the report, the civil surgeon said Rajon Das, who conducted the operation of a woman leaving cotton inside her abdomen in March this year, is a fake doctor and used false certificate, he added.
On August 23 this year, the same bench issued a suo moto (voluntary) rule following a report headlined “Sare tin mas por pet theke ber holo goj (cotton brought out from abdomen after three and a half months)” published in the Bangla daily Prothom Alo on July 22.
According to the report, the cotton was brought out from the abdomen of one Maksuda Begum, 25, wife of Russel Sardar from Bilbilas village under Baufal upazila, through an operation on July 12 after she was admitted to the hospital in a critical condition.
Earlier in March, Maksuda gave birth to a baby daughter at Niramoy Clinic in Baufal through a caesarean section, and after a month, she felt severe pain in the abdomen.
Maksuda’s digestive tract was infected as the cotton remained in the abdomen for a long time, the report said, quoting a doctor of the hospital.
Advocate Shamsuddin Babul appeared for the civil surgeon.