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Probe body finds negligence in Raif’s treatment at Ctg Max Hospital

It recommends action against accused physicians

Probe body finds negligence in Raif’s treatment at Ctg Max Hospital 

Chattogram, Jul 6 : The probe body formed by the government to look into the death of minor girl Raifa Khan at Max Hospital here has found the evidence of negligence in her treatment.

In its report submitted to the authorities concerned on Thursday night, the probe committee also put forward a four-point recommendation, including taking appropriate action against three accused physicians for their negligence in treatment.

Journalist leaders disclosed the findings of the report at a press conference at the Chattogram Press Club in the city on Friday morning.

Raifa Khan, 3, daughter of Rubel Khan, staff reporter of vernacular newspaper the Daily Samakal, died reportedly due to wrong treatment at the private hospital in the port city in the early morning of June 29.

The Health Ministry formed the investigation committee on June 30 with Chattogram Civil Surgeon Azizur Rahaman Siddique as its head.

The probe report said Raifa’s family faced harassment at the hospital from the beginning till the end of her treatment and there was lack of cordiality of doctors in providing treatment to the child during the critical moment.

There was lack of coordination between doctors and nurses in the treatment process, it said.

Though the nurses were cordial, they had no adequate knowledge or ability to tackle the situation, as per the probe report.

Besides, child specialist Dr Bidhan Roy Chowdhury did not attend the child properly taking enough time, the report said, adding that on-duty physicians Dr Debashish Sengupta and Dr Shuvra Deb did not render treatment cordially when the patient’s health condition turned critical.

The probe body’s recommendations also include taking necessary steps to overhaul the overall faulty treatment management of the hospital immediately, appointing nurses having Diploma degree as per the government rules, and ensuring specialist doctors’ round-the-clock and cordial service and informing the latest condition and treatment of the patients to their families.

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