DEATH OF RAIFA

BMA concerned about safety of doctors

Staff Correspondent | Published: 23:44, Jul 12,2018

 
 

Bangladesh Medical Association expressed concern about the safety of the doctors and health centres in the aftermath of the death of Raifa, a two-and-half-year-old daughter of a journalist in Chittagong, allegedly due to wrong treatment at a private hospital in the port city.
In a press release sent to media on Thursday, the leading professional organisation of physicians said that the central executive council of BMA analysed the death of the Raifa and its aftermath in an emergency meeting on Wednesday.
‘The meeting analysed the death of Raifa and its aftermath and expressed concern about the safety of the doctors and health centres,’ said the release signed by BMA office secretary Mohammad Sheikh Shahidullah.
The meeting decided to take necessary steps about the safety and other issues of doctors, it said.
Raifa, daughter of Dainik Samokal’s senior correspondent in Chittagong Rubel Khan, died on June 30 at a private hospital, Max Hospital and Diagnostic Limited, in the port city.
The death outraged the nation after family members alleged that Raifa was victim of wrong treatment.
People took to social media to accuse doctors of lack of sincerity in treating patients and called for punishment for the doctor who treated Raifa.
Journalists held protests. Physicians also reacted going on strike denying treatment at private hospitals in Chittagong. 

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