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Family alleges hospital kept dead baby at ICU for days

  • Published at 04:50 pm September 26th, 2017
Family alleges hospital kept dead baby at ICU for days
Dhaka's Dhanmondi General and Kidney Hospital Ltd reportedly extorted a family by keeping the dead body of their newborn daughter in the ICU for days. The hospital authorities have denied the allegation. The baby's parents filed a written complaint with Dhanmondi Model police station on September 25, and are preparing to file a case over the matter. "We admitted the baby to that hospital around 11:40pm on September 19. We tried to shift the baby to Dhaka Shishu Hospital on September 22, but doctors on-duty there told us that the baby had already died," claimed the baby’s aunt Hasina Begum. The baby's father, Shahid, told the Bangla Tribune: "The baby girl was born through surgery at a clinic in Old Dhaka on September 19. The newborn suffered breathing problems, so we admitted her to the Dhanmondi General and Kidney Hospital the same night. "The baby was kept under life support at the ICU from September 19-22, and the hospital billed us Tk54,000 for the service. I paid the hospital Tk35,000 after negotiations," Shahid added. Meanwhile, Dhanmondi Kidney and General Hospital Director Shamim Mahbub told the Bangla Tribune: "The baby was kept under life support, as her heart was not functioning properly. An ambu-bag was used to shift the baby from this hospital to the other. The newborn died because of her health complications. "We do not keep dead bodies in the ICU just to make more money," he added. It should be mentioned that in recent years, numerous private hospitals in Dhaka have been accused of refusing to release dead bodies of patients, in an attempt to cheat money out of their relatives. This article was first published on Bangla Tribune.
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