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12:00 AM, August 26, 2011 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, August 26, 2011

Negligence in Treatment

Six Ibn Sina staff arrested

Hours after a High Court directive, police yesterday arrested six employees, including a doctor and two nurses, of Ibn Sina Hospital in the capital in connection with the death of a newborn because of their negligence.
The arrestees are physician Anwarul Abedin, nurses Amena and Aysha, general manager Aminul Islam, and administrative officers Kamrul Hasan and Akhter Hossain.
Idris Sikder, father of the deceased baby, filed a case with Dhanmondi Police Station on August 24 accusing two doctors and two nurses of the hospital for their negligence in duty. The newborn died on August 9.
Another accused in the case doctor Shahida is now absconding, Officer-in-Charge Moniruzzaman of Dhanmondi Police Station told The Daily Star.
He said they arrested the three other officials of the hospital as their involvement was found in the preliminary investigation.
The OC, who is also the investigation officer of the case, said they picked up doctor Anwarul from Mazar Gate of the High Court around noon and the rest from the hospital around 2:30pm.
Earlier yesterday, the HC directed police to take necessary actions against the officials, doctors and nurses of the hospital, who are responsible for the loss of life, under Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC).
The bench of Justice AHM Shamsuddin Chowdhury Manik and Justice Gobindra Chandra Tagore also ordered police to submit a report to it regarding the case by October 10.
The court passed the order during the hearing of the suo moto rule it had earlier issued against Ibn Sina Hospital authorities following a report aired by private television channel Boishakhi on August 15 on deaths of three newborns in that hospital.
On August 17, the court issued the suo moto upon the hospital officials and doctors to explain why they should not be punished for the offence.
The next day the court also directed two officials of the hospital Sultan Mahmnud and Tajul Islam to appear before the court on October 16 to explain why they filed a general diary against the deceased newborn's father Idris Sikder and the allegation that the hospital authorities tried to bribe the Boishakhi TV reporter.
The HC also asked police to ensure security for Idris Sikder and his family and TV reporter Mahbub Alam.
Assistant commissioner of Dhanmondi circle, OC Dhanmondi, Idris Sikder and Mahbub Alam appeared before the HC bench yesterday as per its August 23 directive.
The HC on August 23 sought wealth statement of Ibn Sina Hospital by October 9 to examine whether it is involved in any corruption.

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