The Rohingya newborn who received severe burn injuries during Myanmar army’s arson attack succumbed to his injuries while undergoing treatment at Chittagong Medical College Hospital (CMCH) on Friday.
Born on August 21, the infant named Saiful Arman was being treated at the Burn & Plastic Surgery Unit at CMCH since September 14. He died at 11:30pm on Friday.
Assistant Professor Dr Mohammed S Khaled of the Burn & Plastic Surgery Unit said the newborn could have survived if the infection did not spread all over his body.
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“The ill-fated was suffering from septicemia, an infection resulting from the presence of bacteria in the blood. Procrastinated admission to the hospital deteriorated his health condition,” added Dr Khaled.
The infant suffered burns on 10% on his body; in the back, waist and hands, according to the doctors.
Arman was the son of refugee Syed Nur and his wife Jamila who fled their home in Myanmar after the army set it ablaze in early September.
Nur, a resident of Akiab district in the Rakhine state, previously told the Dhaka Tribune that Arman was his only child.