Driving away expecting woman: HC summons Bogra doctor, nurse

The High Court today summoned the family planning officer and a senior staff nurse of Sherpur Health Complex in Bogra over driving away an expecting woman, causing her to give birth under a tree resulting in death of the newborn.

A High Court division bench comprising Justice Quazi Reza-Ul Hoque and Justice Mohammad Ullah passed the order acting suo moto.

The court asked the duo to explain their role by appearing before it on December 14.

The court also asked the deputy commissioner of Bogra to probe the matter and submit a report.

The High Court also issued a rule asking health secretary, Bogra deputy commissioner and superintendant of police and civil surgeon to explain as to why it shall not take decision against the culprits.

The court came up with the order as lawyer Shamim Shikder drew attention of the court to a newspaper report on the inhuman act of those two health officials.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)