12:00 AM, September 13, 2018 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, September 13, 2018

Doctors' Cheating

Orbit Hospital runs illegally

Orbit Hospital at Auskandi in Nabiganj upazila of Habiganj. Photo: Star

Orbit Hospital in Nabiganj upazila of Habiganj, now under discussion following doctors' alleged attempt to fleece the parents of a healthy baby by falsely claiming her as a sick one, is running without valid documents.

“As I asked Orbit Hospital authorities to show their documents, it was found that the validity of the license of the hospital and the permission for running it by district's civil surgeon expired in June 2017,” said Touhid-Bin-Hasan, Nabiganj upazila nirbahi officer.

Dr Mohibur Rahman Harun, director of the hospital, said they have applied for new documents.

Earlier on Monday, Habiganj Civil Surgeon Suchinto Chowdhury formed a three-member committee to probe the allegation of doctors' attempt to fleece the parents of 40-day-old Ismat Nahar by cheating.

Ismat, daughter of Rubel Mia and Shirin Akhter in Nabiganj, was taken to Dr AHM Khairul Bashar, paediatric doctor of Orbit Hospital, on August 31.

“Later at the suggestion of Dr Bashar, I admitted my baby to Mamun Hospital in Moulvibazar. On September 4, through a leaked mobile conversation between Dr Bashar and Dr Biswajit of Mamun Hospital, I learnt that my baby was fully well but Dr Bashar asked Dr Biswajit to keep the baby admitted there,” Shirin Akhter said.

“Failing to get justice from the hospital authorities I filed written complaints to the upazila and district administrations, police superintendent, civil surgeon, and Consumer Rights Directorate,” she said.

She alleged that the hospital authorities are threatening her to withdraw the complaint.