Doctors observe work-stoppage protesting attack on their colleague in Jessore
Reported by: UNBconnect
Reported on: Jun 17, 2010 12:12 pm
Reported in: Health
Jessore, June 17 (UNB) - Doctors at 250-bed General Hospital here on Wednesday observed a daylong work-stoppage protesting attack on one of their colleagues.
They observed their programme ignoring the directive of the Deputy Commissioner, causing untold sufferings to patients, said local sources.
Azima Mubin Shati, 30, daughter of Siddikur Rahman of Sheikh Hati Biswaspara in Sadar upazila, and also sister of Shikder Khalid, news editor of local daily Spondon, was admitted to the hospital on Tuesday with blood pressure and breathing problem after she gave birth to twin on June 11.
After initial treatment at emergency section, she was being treated at gynaecology ward.
Dr Golam Kiabria, assistant registrar, who was in-charge of gynae ward instead of serving the patient was enjoying world cup match at another room of the hospital.
Seeing the worsening condition of the patient, aya and relatives approached Dr Kibria, but he turned down their request and rather continued watching the match.
The physician at last came to see the patient at 12:30am Wednesday when she already had expired.
She was then taken to coronary care unit where the attending doctors declared her dead.
Angered by the death, relatives ransacked the recreation room of Dr Kibria, leaving him slightly injured.
The physicians at the hospital refrained from duties on Wednesday protesting the attack.
Victim’s husband Ashrafuzzaman Babu filed a case against Dr Kibria and an on-duty nurse-maid with the thana accusing them for the death of his wife.
Meanwhile, local journalists took out a procession and held wayside meeting protesting the death and demanding punishment to Dr Kibria.