A newborn died during delivery attempt by owner and two untrained staff members of a clinic in Boda upazila of Panchagarh on Monday afternoon, alleged family members.
Locals and relatives of the family later surrounded Niramoy Nursing Home and Diagnostic Centre for hours, demanding punishment for the people responsible in the incident.
Sudeb Roy of Nayadighi Tantipara village in the upazila in a written complaint filed with deputy commissioner of Panchagarh in the evening said he admitted his pregnant wife Chita Rani, 22, to the hospital in the morning with labour pain.
Sudeb claimed that in the afternoon, his child died during an attempted normal delivery by three inexperienced people -- clinic owner Ujjol Sarcar, OT boy Ovi Sarcar and “untrained nurse” Sabina.
The clinic authorities did not call in any consultant doctor or anaesthesiologist for the procedure, he said in his statement, adding that the OT boy and the nurse fled the scene soon after the death of his child.
Speaking with this correspondent over phone, the clinic owner said he was not in the clinic during the incident and the child died before a gynaecologist arrived, while an anaesthesiologist had just arrived when the incident happened.
Panchagarh Civil Surgeon Mohammad Nijamuddin said they will take necessary action once they receive a formal compliant in this regard.
Syed Mahmud Hasan, upazila nirbahi officer of Boda, told the reporters that they were conducting inquiries into the allegation.