Newborn declared dead at DMCH stirs during burial
Published: 03:31 PM, 23 April 2018
A baby pronounced dead at Dhaka Medical College Hospital on Monday after delivery stirred up when she was being buried some hours later. Now, she is at hospital in critical care.
The newborn, named Mim, was “stillborn” to Minhaz Uddin and Sharmin Akhter, a family from Savar, at around 8:00am, the death certificate of Dhaka medical shows.
She was brought to Azimpur graveyard and being washed before burial when she stirred up, said Hafizul Islam, a caretaker at the graveyard. “It was then we realised that the baby was alive.”
The newborn’s maternal uncle Shariful Islam told journalists, the baby was first rushed to a local clinic in Azimpur, and then to Dhaka Shishu (Children) Hospital at Sher-e-Bangla Nagar.
Doctors there say the child is in critical care and that her condition has improved a little.
Prof Md Abdul Aziz, director of the hospital, in a press briefing at the hospital premises, said that the staff of the hospital will put in their utmost efforts to try and save the baby.
Contacted this afternoon, Brig Gen AKM Nasir Uddin, director of Dhaka Medical College Hospital, said he was unaware of the incident and that he would give a comment after further inquiry.
Last reported, baby Mim was attending treatments at the ICU, while her mother at Dhaka medical.
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