DMCH director summoned
The High Court on Tuesday summoned the director of Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) and its forensic department’s head before it on April 28 for engaging male doctors for physical check up of rape victims.
The court came up with the order on a suo moto (of its own) move following a report published in the daily Prothom Alo on Tuesday saying that male doctors check up the rape victims and male ward boys assist those doctors at the forensic department of DMCH.
The victims have to face serious shame and insults when they come to DMCH for collecting documentary evidence of rapes, as there is no female doctor and nurse at this department, according to the report.
The HC bench of Justice Quazi Reza-Ul Hoque and Justice ABM Altaf Hossain also issued a rule upon the authorities concerned of the government and DMCH to explain by April 28 why they have not taken effective steps to address the issue at its forensic department.