Emergency services resume after 3-hour at DMCH


Dhaka, October 29:The emergency medical services of Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) resumed after three hours that suspended following an attack carried out by aggrieved relatives of a patient, who died at the hospital on Sunday.

The emergency medical services resume at 5:00pm.

Brig Gen AKM Nasir Uddin, Director of DMCH, told journalists that three days ago, the patient who died at the hospital was given proper treatment and the physicians also tried their best but he died.

The patient, Nawshed Ahmed, 52, died at the coronary care unit (CCU) around 1:00pm, Azmeri Ahmed, wife of the deceased, told reporters alleging that her husband died of wrong treatment.

She also alleged her husband died due to wrong treatment as the cause of the patient’s death, the relatives also took part in vandalism at the hospital.

Several dozens of patients who went to the emergency unit of the hospital are seen waiting as the entrance of the emergency department remained shut when this report was filed at 2:33pm.

At least six people including doctors were hurt in the incident, our staff correspondent reports quoting police from the spot.

Nawshed Ahmed was admitted to the hospital yesterday with chest pain, she said.

Meanwhile, police detained two people — Reaz, 40, maksud, 35, both residents of Lalbagh area –for allegedly conducting vandalism at the CCU following the patient’s death.

Bachchu Mia, in-charge of DMCH Police Outpost, confirmed the incident.