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Allegations of child death due to wrong treatment by village ‘doctor’

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An allegation has been made that a child died due to wrong treatment by a village doctor named Mritunjay Roy in Rajair of Madaripur. The incident took place at New Janani Pharmacy in Tekerhat Bandar of the upazila on Monday afternoon.

It is known that the name of the deceased child is Hafiza Akhtar (4). She is the daughter of Akkas Sheikh of Krsthapur Uzirkandi village of Sadarpur upazila of Faridpur. Child Hafiza lived in various houses in Sankardi Paschim Para village of Rajoi upazila.

According to the child’s family sources, Akkas Sheikh (father) brought Hafiza Akhtar to New Janani Pharmacy in Tekerhat Bandar of the upazila to treat boils (baghi) near the private parts on Sunday afternoon. At that time, the village doctor Mrityunjoy Roy gave an injection to Hafiza and the child immediately fell ill. Later, the family members took him to Rajair Upazila Health Complex in a critical condition at around 1 pm and the doctor on duty declared him dead.

Hafiza’s father Akkas Sheikh said, ‘When my daughter was brought to Dr Mrutynjay for treatment of boils, he gave an injection. This made my daughter sick. Later, after being taken to Rajoi Hospital, I heard that my daughter had died.’

When asked about this, the accused village doctor Mrityunjoy said, ‘The child fell ill after I pushed the local (injection used to temporarily paralyze a part of the body) for treatment. Later I sent Rajoi to hospital. The child died while undergoing treatment there.’

Upazila family planning and health officer Dr. Mohiuddin Hasan said, we have come to know the matter. The patient died before being brought to the hospital.’

OC of Rajair police station. Asaduzzaman Howladar said, ‘I have heard the matter. I have not received any complaint from the family in this regard. If someone complains to the police station, action will be taken later.’



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