Three jailed, hospital sealed off as test report contains signature of dead physician

Map of Barishal
Map of Barishal

A private diagnostic centre in Barishal town has been sealed off after it issued a pathology test report containing the signature of a dead physician, reports news agency UNB.

A mobile court sentenced a physician and two owners of the health centre to six-month imprisonment.

The convicts are -- AK Chowdhury and Jashim Uddin Milon, owners of the Central Medical Services, and its physician Nur-e Sarwar Saikat.

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Jiaur Rahman, an executive magistrate of deputy commissioner’s office, said they raided the diagnostic centre with RAB members around 8:00pm.

They found that a woman was provided with a pathology test report that contains the signature of a late physician. The signatory died on 19 July at a Dhaka hospital.

Besides, another physician mentioned some fake degrees on his prescription form, said the magistrate.

Later, the court handed down the punishment.