Child dies due to negligence: Hospital owner remanded...

Dhaka, Wednesday   19 January 2022

Child dies due to negligence: Hospital owner remanded

 Staff Correspondent

 Published: 05:19 PM, 8 January 2022   Updated: 06:32 PM, 8 January 2022

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A court has granted a two-day remand to Golam Sarwar, the owner of 'Amar Bangladesh Hospital' in Shyamoli, in a case filed with the capital's Mohammadpur police station against the death of a 6 months old child.

Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Shuvro Chakraborty's court granted the remand on Saturday.

Accused Golam Sarwar was produced before the court on the same day. The investigating officer of the case then applied for his five-day remand in the interest of proper investigation of the case. On the other hand, the accused applied for cancellation of remand and bail. After hearing both sides, the court denied bail and granted him a two-day remand.

According to the sources in the case, the twin children were admitted to 'Amar Bangladesh Hospital' on January 2 through a broker syndicate. After admission, their parents were pressured to pay the bills. Authorities said he would not be treated otherwise. The family of the two children paid Tk 40,000. However, the hospital authorities continued to pressurize for extra money. Later the treatment was stopped as the parents could not pay. 

At a stage, the victims, including twins, were discharged from the hospital in critical condition. Then one of the two children died. Another was admitted to Dhaka Medical College (DMC) Hospital in critical condition.

The victim's family filed a case against the owner and director of 'Amar Bangladesh Hospital' at Mohammadpur police station. Later on Friday morning, RAB arrested Golam Sarwar from Mohammadpur area.