Journalist leaders on Thursday demanded the closure of Max Hospital in Chittagong after irregularities at the hospital were surfaced following the death of a minor girl, allegedly by wrong treatment.
In a press conference at the Chittagong Press Club, journalists pointed out that the Directorate General of Health Services recently identified 11 irregularities at the hospital and on Wednesday served a show cause notice to the authorities of the private hospital.
The irregularities include faulty license renewal application, lack of identity cards for doctors and nurses, lack of any valid list of the clinic staff, including doctors, nurses, pathologist, medical technologist and cleaners and the absence of a blood bank at the hospital.
DGHS also ordered the hospital authorities to take proper correction by 15 days and said that they would shut down the hospital otherwise, the press conference revealed.
In the press briefing, journalists’ leaders alleged that minor girl Raifa Khan, 3, daughter of local journalist, died at the Max Hospital on June 29 due to the wrong treatment. They demanded exemplary punishment of the responsible doctor.
They requested the ministry of health to shut down the hospital quickly so that it could not kill any other patient by providing wrong treatment.
Chittagong Press Club president Kalim Sarwar, general secretary Shuklal Das, Chittagong Union of Journalists (CUJ) president Nazim Uddin Shyamol, general secretary Hasan Ferdous and BFUJ president Shahid ul Alam were present at the press conference.
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