DU student ‘denied treatment by hospitals’ dies

United News of Bangladesh. Dhaka | Published at 11:33am on April 07, 2020

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Suman Chakma. -- UNB photo

An MA student of Dhaka University died on Monday in Khagrachhari after several hospitals in the capital allegedly denied his treatment fearing that he was a COVID-19 patient.

Suman Chakma, a student of Institute of Education and Research, breathed his last around 8:30pm.

Greater Chittagong Hill Tracts Students’ Council, known as PCP, in a press release said that Suman had been suffering from lung complications and received treatment abroad.

When he fell sick on March 11, his friends rushed him to Dhaka Medical College Hospital, and then to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Gonoshasthaya Nagar Hospital and the National Institute of Diseases of the Chest and Hospital, PCP said.

‘The four hospitals denied his treatment on suspicion that he was infected with COVID-19,’ the press release claimed.

Suman, also a member of PCP, was taken back to his village home from Dhaka on March 18.

DU proctor AKM Golam Rabbani said the MA student had been suffering from cancer and he passed away on Monday.