Emergency services suspended at Dhaka Medical College Hospital DMCH
03:11 PM, October 29, 2017 / LAST MODIFIED: 06:27 PM, October 29, 2017

Emergency services resume at DMCH

Emergency medical services at the Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) resumed after suspension of more than three hours today.

The emergency services resumed around 5:00pm after the suspension ensued around 2:00pm as aggrieved attendants beat up doctors at the hospital following the death of their patient, DMCH sources said. 

Alleging wrong treatment as the cause of the patient’s death, the relatives also took part in vandalism at the hospital.

Several dozens of patients who went to the emergency unit of the hospital were seen waiting as the emergency services were shut during a major part of the day.

At least six people including three doctors were hurt in the incident which is very saddening, Brigadier General AKM Nasiruddin, director of DMCH, told reporters from the spot.

There was no negligence in the patient’s treatment, he added.

The patient, Nawshed Ahmed, 52, died at the coronary care unit (CCU) around 1:00pm, Azmeri Ahmed, wife of the deceased, told the correspondent bringing allegation that her husband died of wrong treatment.

Nawshed Ahmed was admitted to the hospital yesterday with chest pain, she said.

Meanwhile, police detained two people -- Reaz, 40, and Maksud, 35, both residents of Lalbagh area -- for allegedly conducting vandalism at the CCU, Bacchu Mia, in-charge of DMCH police outpost, told the correspondent.

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