Doctor, manager arrested after death of pregnant woman in Jashore


Police arrested a doctor and his manager who is the proprietor of Bandhan Hospital and Diagnostic Center in negligence with the death of a woman patient on Friday night in Jashore town.

The arrestees were identified as Prostosh Kumar Kundu and manager Jahangir Alam.

The deceased Moina Khatun, 25, is the wife of Ismail Hossain Hiru, a grocery shopkeeper in Gazirghat Road area of Palbirimor in Jashore.

The deceased's brother, Saiful Islam, said that the pregnant Moina Khatun fell sick on Friday evening. At that time, the family members took her to Bandhan Hospital and Diagnostic Center on Ghop Jail Road in the town.

Prostosh Kumar Kundu saw the patient and said that his condition was critical. He has to undergo an operation right now. Moina Khatun was taken to the operation room at 9:30 pm. Then at 11 pm the doctor came out of the operation room and told the family members that the patient and child were healthy. But the patient started to tremble suddenly at 11 :30 pm and died shortly thereafter.

After the patient died, they were asked to bring two injections and one bag of blood. When they go to the clinic, they are informed that the patient's condition is in danger.

She has to be taken to Khulna. Even after death, the caretakers injected the patient.

The accused doctor, Prostosh Kumar Kundu, said the patient was not killed in the operation room.

He sent a healthy patient and her child to the ward and left the hospital. He was called from the hospital around 11: 20 pm and informed that the patient's condition was in critical condition. But he came to the hospital and found that the patient had died.

Jashore Kotwali police inspector(investigation) Tasmim Alam said Bandhan the relatives of the patient complained orally at the police station. He then arrested the accused doctor Paritosh Kumar Kundu and manager Jahangir Alam.

Police have recovered the body and sent it to Jashore Medical College Hospital morgue for autopsy. He said that investigation would be conducted against the accused.

It is alleged that Ritu Khatun, 28, wife of Sagar Hossain at Jalalpur village in Kotchandpur upazila of Jhenaidah district died on October 14  in the same clinic., due to negligence of doctors and medical care.