Death of teenager: 6 doctors of Labaid hospital sued

Seven people, including six doctors of Labaid Specialized Hospital, have been sued over the death of a teenager in the hospital due to “wrong treatment”.

The seventeen-year-old Tahsin Habibullah died on June 23 after undergoing two operations at the hospital.

The victim’s father Md Monir Hossain today filed the case with the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate’s Court of Dhaka.

The accused are Dr Md Saifullah, assistant professor of Labaid Specialized Hospital, assistant surgeon Dr Maksud, Dr Sabbir Ahmed, Dr Mosharaf Hossain, Dr Kanak, hospital Managing Director Dr A M Shamim and Branch Manager (Dhanmondi) Md Shahjahan.

Upon hearing, Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Farah Diba Chhanda directed officer-in-charge of Dhanmondi Police to register it as a regular case.In his complaint, Monir Hossain, also a former doctor of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, alleged that his son died of wrong treatment by doctors of the hospital.In the case statement, Monir said, on March 27, his son was admitted to the Labiad hospital with stomach pain.

The following day, Dr Saifullah, a doctor in the surgery department, performed the first operation.But after the operation, Monir said, his son’s condition didn’t improve. He was bleeding after the surgery.He alleged that the doctors did not take any action even after reporting the issue.Later, on the morning of April 6, the same doctor performed the second operation.However, it worsened his son’s condition, said Monir in the statement.Monir added that Dr Saifullah, who came to the hospital on the morning of June 23, fled the scene learning that Tahsin had died.

Talking to The Daily Spark Today , Labaid Hospital MD Dr AM Shamim said the patient was admitted to the hospital 3-4 months earlier. As his condition was critical, a medical board was formed for better treatment. The patient was given treatment as per protocol, he added, denying any negligence on their part.”We also recommended the family to take the patient abroad. But we are not sure why the case has been filed,” added Dr AM Shamim.

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