DU student’s death: Central Hospital director gets bail

19 May 2017, 20:39 | Update: 19 May 2017, 22:26

Online Desk

Dhaka: A Dhaka court on Friday granted bail to a director of Central Hospital who was arrested in a case filed over the death of a Dhaka University (DU) student allegedly for wrong treatment at the hospital.

Metropolitan Magistrate SM Mahfuz Jaman passed the order after police produced MA Kashem before his court, said officer-in-charge of Dhanmondi Model Police Station M Abdul Latif.

On Thursday afternoon, Afia Jahan Chaity, 20, a first year student of the DU Zoology department, died at the Central Hospital in the city as she was given wrong treatment there.

Chaity, hailing from Chapainawabganj district, was admitted to the hospital on Wednesday as she fell sick and later she was diagnosed with cancer.

However, she died on Thursday afternoon. Later, it was mentioned on the release slip that Chaity died of dengu.

As the death news spread on the DU campus, some 150-200 students went to the hospital and vandalised several rooms.

On information, police rushed in, brought the situation under control and took MA Kashem to the Dhanmondi Model Police Station for his security.

Later, DU authorities filed a case with the police station against the hospital authorities in connection with the death of Chaity. Later, the hospital director was shown arrested in the case.

Meanwhile, Health Minister Mohammad Nasim has urged all not to take the law in their hands over the allegation of death in wrong treatment.

In a statement on Friday, he said aggrieved persons can lodge compliantwith the BangladeshMedical and Dental Council (BMDC) if they have any allegation of wrong treatment and negligence of duty against any physician.

The minister also expressed deep shock at the death of the DU student, and prayed for eternal peace of the departed soul and expressed sympathy to the bereaved family members.