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2 mothers dies of ‘wrong treatment’ in Sylhet

Sylhet Office : Complaints have been made about the deaths of two women due to wrong treatment following delivery at DMT Safeway Hospital in Sylhet.

The deceased were identified as Asma Begum, 24, wife of Shakhawat Hossain, hailing from Kollo village under Khadimpara union of Sylhet Sadar upazila, and Foyjunnahar, 22, wife of Rubel Ahmed, from Chunahati village under Nijpat union of Jointapur upazila.

Kaiyum Al Roni, brother of Asma Begum, complained that Dr Minti Sinha conducted a surgery on his sister at night before birth pain had aroused. She gave birth to a baby girl through caesarean delivery.

Later, Asma Begum died in the morning after an injection was given to her by a novice doctor, even though her condition was normal, Roni said.

In another incident, Foyjunnahar underwent a surgery, operated by Dr Minti Sinha, at night. She gave birth to a baby boy, Rubel Ahmed, husband of Foyjunnahar complained.

An on-duty doctor, namely Ashraf, gave her an injection around 7 am when her condition was worse. However, Foyjunnahar’s condition aggravated with this injection, and she died around 7:30 am, Rubel said.

Following the death of the patient, doctors advised me to move her to Intensive Care Unit (ICU). When shifted to Jalalabad Ragib-Rabeya Medical College, doctor informed us that patient had died much earlier, he also complained.

After the death of the patient, the hospital authorities tried to discharge us without paying bills, he added.

Relatives of the deceased said that doctors disappeared after conditions of the patients had deteriorated. They fled from the hospital.

The surgeon, Dr Minti Sinha, said he was not informed about worse conditions of the patients. Flaws in treatment would reveal through post-mortem examination, he said.

Gausul Hossain, Officer-in-Charge (OC) of Kotwali Police Station told that complaint was not made about the incident in this regard. However, police were dispatched to the spot.