DU student to be compensated with Tk 50m for wrong treatment: HC

Prothom Alo English Desk | Update:

High CourtThe High Court on Thursday issued a rule seeking explanations from the authorities concerned as to why a Dhaka University student whose left side has got paralysed due to wrong treatment at Square Hospitals Ltd will not be compensated with Tk 50 million, reports UNB.

A bench of justice JBM Hassan and justice Khairul Alam issued the rule after hearing a writ petition filed by lawyer Jotirmoy Barua.

Mehedi Hasan Shamim, a student of Women and Gender Studies Department at Dhaka University, at a press conference at Dhaka University on 18 April, said he was admitted to the Square Hospitals on 14 October 2018 with brain tumor.

After the admission, he said, physician Krishna suggested that he needed to undergo urgent surgery and the physician did not disclose anything about its possible risk or postoperative complications.

The operation was conducted on 23 January 2019. Two days after the surgery, the duty physician at the hospital informed Shamim's brother that the left side of his body was not working.

When he sought the CD of the surgery for better treatment, the hospital authorities refused to provide it, Shamim alleged.

Lawyer Jotirmoy Barua filed the writ on 14 July attaching with it the reports published in different newspapers over the incident.

Deputy attorney general Nur-us-Sadik stood for the state.

The health secretary, the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), president of Bangladesh Medical and Dental Council Krishna Pravu and the managing director of the Square Hospital were asked to respond to the rule within four weeks.

The court also asked the hospital authorities to submit all the medical documents and the CD of the surgery to the court within a month.

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