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Dr Zafarullah: Why hasn't the Faridpur doctor been fired?

  • Published at 10:12 pm September 25th, 2016
Dr  Zafarullah: Why hasn't the Faridpur doctor been fired?
A newborn girl on Thursday was about to be buried in Faridpur because she was declared dead by a doctor but she showed signs of life by crying out at the graveyard. She was flown to Dhaka on Saturday and admitted to Square Hospital. A pulse is the key indicator of life, the doctor could have used a stethoscope to figure out if the infant was alive, this is basic training in the medical profession which he failed to practice, Dr Zafarullah said at the event held at LGED, Agargaon. He also asked what was the use of having establishments like Faridpur Medical College Hospital if people seeking medical treatment must travel to Dhaka. Zafarullah spoke of other medical malpractices such as the recent incidents at DMCH where victims of road accident were killed after being treated by a cleaner with fatal injections. He said the on-duty doctors and nurses should be held responsible for letting that happen. For the betterment of Bangladesh's health sector the DMCH should be made into a 700 bed hospital so that there is enough space for more people to be treated at a time.