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POST TIME: 1 July, 2018 00:00 00 AM
Doctor detained briefly after child death in Ctg
UNB

Doctor detained briefly after child death in Ctg

A minor girl died allegedly due to wrong treatment at a private hospital in the port city Chattogram early Friday, reports UNB. The deceased was identified as Raifa Khan, 3, daughter of Rubel Khan, staff reporter of Bengali Daily Samakal. On Thursday afternoon, the child was admitted to Max Hospital withseverecold-related problem, said the victim's father. Doctors gave her antibiotics instantly, but later in the night her physical condition started to deteriorate, said her father. Later, the duty doctor advised them to call Child Specialist Bidhan Barua who later also recommended the same drug which leads the poor girl to shuffle, he said. As the victim started shivering, the on-duty doctor injected another drug and Rafia died, the victim's father alleged. On the face of journalists' movement, police arrested

three people including the on-duty doctor and a nurse. However, they were released later in the night. Meanwhile, a five-member probe committee headed by Chattogram Civil Surgeon was formed to investigate the incident, said Abul Kalam, officer-in-charge of Chawkbazar Police Station. Legal steps will be taken based on the investigation report, he said.