Medical &Health

Child dies after hospital authority ‘refuses’ treatment without money

Members of Rapid Action Battalion arrested the owner of ‘Amar Bangladesh Hospital’ on Friday over the death of a child in Dhaka’s Shyamoli.

The arrestee is Mohammad Golam Sorowar, 57, son of Munshi Ishak Ali Sikder in North Manik Nagod area of Mugda, said a press release.

Earlier the child, who was one of twins, died on the road after ‘Amar Bangladesh Hospital’ authority forced their mother out of the hospital, refusing treatment at not getting money.

Later, the victim’s mother filed a complaint at Mohammadpur Police Station against the owner and director of the hospital.

Based on the complaint, Rab-2, Rab-3 and the detective branch of Rab headquarters ran a drive on Friday and arrested Golam Sorowar from the capital’s Mohammadpur.

According to the press release, the twins have been undergoing treatment in the hospital since January 2. But they were kicked out forcefully from the hospital on Thursday afternoon as their mother was unable to pay the due money.

Another child was admitted to Dhaka Medical College and Hospital in critical condition.

The mother of the two children claimed that she was victimized by the brokers of the hospital authority.

During primary interrogation, the arrestee confessed that he has brokers in several public hospitals to bring the patients to his hospital, the release added.

The victim’s mother said “I have paid Tk 40 thousand. Unable to pay the rest, I requested them but they did not listen and forced me out with my children.”

Source: United News of Bangladesh