6 doctors of Labaid hospital sued
A murder case was filed yesterday against seven people, including six doctors of Labaid Specialized Hospital in Dhanmondi, over the death of HSC candidate Tahsin Hossain, allegedly "due to wrong treatment".
Tahsin's father Monir Hossain filed the case with the court of Metropolitan Magistrate Farah Diba Chandar, reports UNB.
The accused are Dr Md Saifullah, assistant professor of Labaid Specialized Hospital, assistant surgeon Dr Maksud, Dr Sabbir Ahmed, Dr Mosharaf Hossain, Dr Kanak, hospital Managing Director Dr AM Shamim and Branch Manager (Dhanmondi) Md Shahjahan.
The complainant's lawyer Faisal Bin Asad confirmed the filing of the case.
According to the statement, Monir Hossain took his son Tahsin to LabAid Hospital on March 27 as Tahsin had been feeling ill for some time.
Dr Saifullah of LabAid Hospital advised to admit Tahsin immediately to the hospital.
After admission, Tahsin underwent surgery on March 28. But his health started deteriorating after surgery.
When asked about this, Dr Maksud told the complainant that the surgery was not successful. To cure the patient, the operation would have to be done again.
Tahsin underwent a second surgery on April 6. Even then his condition continued to deteriorate.
The victim died on June 23 after three months of treatment. He was given 144 bags of blood in three months. The hospital authorities billed the family around Tk 27 lakh as medical expenses.
Monir Hossain said, "I have asked Dr Saifullah many times what is my son's problem. But he could never say anything right. I am 100 percent sure that he mistreated my son."
Talking to The Daily Star, Labaid Hospital Managing Director AM Shamim said the patient was admitted to the hospital 3-4 months earlier.
As his condition was critical, a medical board was formed for better treatment. The patient was given treatment as per protocol, he added, denying any negligence on their part.
"We also recommended the family to take the patient abroad. But we are not sure why the case has been filed," he added.