A case was filed on Wednesday night against a physician and two nurses of Gopalganj 250 bed General Hospital over their alleged wrong treatment of a patient.
Uncle of the patient, Moriyam Sultana Munni, 20, a second-year student of sociology at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Science and Technology University (BSMRSTU) in Gopalganj, filed the case with Gopalganj Sadar Police Station.
The three hospital employees accused in the case are Dr Tapan Kumar Mondal, assistant professor of surgery department; Shahnaz Parvin, senior staff nurse; and Kuhelika Akter, staff nurse.
According to the case filed by the patient’s uncle Zakir Hossain Biswas, Moriyam was admitted to the hospital on Monday night for gallbladder surgery.
Early Tuesday, Moriyam’s condition deteriorated after nurse Shahnaz gave a wrong anaesthesia injection to Moriyam. The patient was taken to Shaheed Abu Nasar Specialised Hospital in Khulna the same day.
Moriyam’s uncle Zakir said his niece was admitted to the Gopalganj hospital for a surgery under Dr Tapan, but “the staff nurse pushed a wrong injection”. On Wednesday evening, Moriyam had to be rushed to Dhaka Medical College Hospital from Khulna.
“We want punishment for those involved in the incident [of medical malpractice],” he said.
Dr Faridul Islam Chowdhury, assistant director of Gopalganj 250 bed General Hospital, said, “We formed a committee to investigate into the incident and the committee has been asked to submit its report within three working days. We will take action after getting the report.”
Confirming the filing of the case, Gopalganj Sadar Police Station Officer-in-Charge Monirul Islam said, “We are trying to arrest the accused.”
Meanwhile, students of BSMRSTU yesterday formed a human chain in front of Gopalganj Press Club, demanding arrest of the doctor and nurses responsible for the medical malpractice.