A father’s lamenting after losing daughter from COVID
Published: 05:40 PM, 26 July 2021
Rezaul Karim Mannan is sitting on the hospital premises
Rezaul Karim Mannan’s two-and-a-half-year-old daughter died at Dhaka Medical College Hospital after contracting Covid-19. He has also sold his house to pay for his daughter’s treatment. Currently, there is no food in Rezaul Karim’s house. He asked for food from neighbors for his family but didn’t get any.
The information was obtained during a search in Chala village of Jhail union in Kamarkhand upazila of Sirajganj on Sunday.
Rezaul Karim Mannan said his two-and-a-half-year-old daughter Simoon was taken to the Sadar Hospital in Sirajganj as she was ill. When her COVID test came positive, the doctor advised him to take her to Dhaka Medical. When she was taken there, the doctor saw the child and asked to give her a ventilator, but as there was no ventilator or ICU for the children, the child died on Friday (July 23) at around 10:30 am. Later, she was brought from Dhaka and buried.
Rezaul Karim also said since the death of his daughter, the villagers have been “avoiding” them. As there was no food in the house, none offered food to them even after requesting.
Unable to find anyway, Rezaul Karim said he called 999 and collected the phone number of Kamarkhand UNO and the duty officer of the police station. Rezaul told UNO the whole incident and asked her for food and proper treatment for his family.
A village doctor advised me to do a COVID test along with the entire family from Kamarkhand Upazila Complex, Rezaul Karim further said, adding he has been sitting in the hospital since Monday (July 26) morning eating a loaf of bread.
Jhail Union Ward No. 4 UP member MD. Tara said he heard that the girl had died in a hospital in Dhaka while undergoing treatment. “Rezaul Karim told me nothing about his crisis,” he added.
Kamarkhand UNO Merina Sultana said she did not know the matter. However, food will be delivered to him and his family in a short time.