Central Hospital vandalised after DU student dies from ‘wrong treatment’

Angry students have vandalised Dhaka’s Central Hospital alleging that a Dhaka University student died there due to wrong diagnosis and treatment.

Staff Correspondentbdnews24.com
Published : 18 May 2017, 03:33 PM
Updated : 18 May 2017, 03:33 PM

Afia Akter, the deceased, was a first-year student of zoology.

Her classmates have alleged the hospital located at Dhaka’s Green Road treated Afia for blood cancer when she was admitted there with dengue fever.

Police said some students, in the presence of ruling Awami League’s student wing Bangladesh Chhatra League’s DU unit General Secretary Motahar Hossain Prince, vandalised the hospital.

“According to the students, when Afia got admitted on Wednesday evening, doctors said she had leukaemia. But today they are saying she had dengue. Two different remarks have created suspicion among students,” said Assistant Police Commissioner (Dhanmondi zone) Abdullahel Kafi.

Prince said the students were enraged to have lost ‘their sister’ because of the wrong treatment.

“They lost temper and vandalised the hospital,” he told bdnews24.com. “We demand that the university authorities take proper legal action.”

Officer Kafi said: “The situation is currently under control. Steps will be taken following formal complaint.”

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