Nearly 200 villagers in Biral upazila yesterday demanded removal of the doctors and staff of Biral Upazila Health Complex for filing false case against a patient's attendant, who earlier lodged a complaint with the hospital authorities, bringing allegation of wrong treatment when he admitted his wife there on January 21.
They submitted a memorandum to the prime minister through Biral Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO) ABM Rawshan Kabir, seeking her intervention in this regard.
According to the memorandum, Ismat Ara, 35, wife of Wakul Islam, 42, of Biral Bazar area, took poison, following a family feud on January 21.
Victim's family members rescued her and admitted her to Biral Upazila Health Complex.
Around 11.00pm, doctors at the health complex hurriedly referred her to Dinajpur M Abdur Rahim Medical College Hospital, where the doctors opined that she was given wrong treatment at the upazila health complex.
On January 31, Wakul submitted a written complaint, with relevant papers of the alleged wrong treatment attached, to the health complex authority.
Surprisingly, without taking any action in this regard, Health Inspector of Biral Health Complex Nazrul Islam filed an extortion case against six people, including Wakul, by name and six others unnamed on February 5.
“If such doctors and staff stay there, I am sure people will no longer get proper treatment,” said Wakul, who is currently on bail.