‘Pushing needles without injecting vaccine’: Now 2 nurses withdrawn in Pabna
Two staff nurses were withdrawn from the vaccination centre of Pabna General Hospital this morning, for allegedly pushing an empty syringe in the arm of a medical student yesterday.
"The two nurses -- Merina and Mita -- were withdrawn from their duties despite denying the incident," said Dr KM Abu Jafar, assistant director of Pabna General Hospital, reports our Pabna correspondent.
Sabah Mariam, a fifth-year student of a medical college, yesterday went to take Covd-19 vaccine at the hospital. She noticed that the on-duty nurses pushed an empty syringe into her arm, resulting in bleeding.
She immediately protested, and the nurses, this time around, pushed syringe with the vaccine into her arm. A video in which her father Md Abdul Hannan described the incident went viral yesterday.
"My daughter is a medical student, so she realised the matter quickly. This is a serious offence, so everybody should be more conscious when taking vaccine," said Hannan.
"Although, there was no official complaint, we are investigating the incident and beefed-up overall monitoring at the vaccination centre," Pabna Civil Surgeon Dr Monisor Chowdhury told The Daily Star.
Earlier on Tuesday, the health directorate suspended Sajeda Afrin, assistant health inspector at Delduar Upazila Health Complex in Tangail -- for pushing needles into the arms of 30 people without injecting the Covid-19 vaccine.