Medical negligence killed Raifa: probe report

Our Correspondent . Chittagong | Published: 23:45, Jul 06,2018


Max Hospital, Chittagong.

Medical negligence killed minor girl Raifa Khan, 3, at Max Hospital Chittagong on June 29, said probe committee report.
The three-member committee on Thursday night supplied a copy of the probe report to Chittagong Union of Journalist president Nazimuddin Shyamol.
The committee comprises Chittagong civil surgeon Md Azizur Rahman Siddiqui, Chittagong Medical College Hospital head of paediatric
department Pranab Kumar Chowdhury and CUJ joint secretary Sobur Shuvho.
On Friday, CUJ held a press conference at the city’s Chittagong Press Club where CUJ general secretary Hasan Ferdous presented the probe report.
In their investigation, the probe committee found all the allegations brought by Raifa’s family to be correct. From taking admission to her death in each and every step, the victim’s family suffered a lot, said the report.
The probe report said that before her death, when Raifa suffered convulsion, the inexperience and carelessness of the physician concerned was clear.
Though the nurses were cordial, they were not trained properly to handle the critical situation of a patient.
Child specialist Bidhan Roy Chowdhury did not attend the deceased Raifa with proper attention.
Two other physicians — Debashish Sen Gupta and Shuvro Deb — did not handle the critical condition of the patient cordially.
The report has found hospital authorities lacking in coordination and monitoring of its medical staff.
Max Hospital also has faulty treatment facilities, lack of specialists and their poor presence is also severe here, the probe finds.
BFUJ vice-president Shahid Ul Alam, CUJ former president Ezaz Yousufi, Chittagong press club former vice-president Monjur Kader Monju, general secretary Shuklal Das were also present in the press conference.
The probe committee recommended that the hospital authorities take action against the three accused doctors, address faults in the health care services of the hospital and ensure presence of specialist doctors and nurses with diploma degrees. 

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