Private clinic vandalised over death of patient | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, October 02, 2010 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, October 02, 2010

Private clinic vandalised over death of patient

Locals vandalised a clinic yesterday following a woman's death due to alleged negligence of the health centre where a caesarean operation was performed on her Thursday night.
Faima Begum, 28, wife of Sadeque Ali, was admitted to Phulbari Health Care Clinic with labour pain Thursday night, police quoted family members as saying.
Fatema Ahmed, who was labelled by the private clinic as a gynaecologist, performed the caesarean operation on the woman.
Faima gave birth to a baby boy. But her condition started deteriorating and Fatema referred the mother of the newborn to Dinajpur Medical College and Hospital around 2:30am today.
Faima expired soon after she was taken to the Dinajpur hospital.
As the death news spread yesterday morning, hundreds of locals stormed the clinic and damaged its rooms and furniture.
The husband, Sadeque Ali, a resident of Basudevpur village, claimed her wife died due to negligence of the clinic staff and doctors.
He also alleged the clinic authorities referred her wife to Dinajpur Medical College Hospital in the wee hours but they declined to provide oxygen support to her.
Fatema Ahmed told local reporters she is neither a gynaecologist nor a surgeon. The clinic owner, Rafiqul Islam imprinted “Gynaecologist” on her nameplate, she added.
However, she claimed to have completed MBBS from a private medical college.
During the operation, two nurses -- Nigar Sultana and Lily Begum -- had assisted Fatema. Locals said the nurses, who are two siblings, have no training in that field.
Contacted, Shawkat Ali, officer-in-charge of Phulbari Police Station, said he took three persons including Fatema Ahmed, Nigar Sultana and Lily Begum into their custody.

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