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Three hospitals submit explanation to HC over death of newborn twins

| Updated: November 25, 2020 22:01:55

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Three hospitals submit explanation to HC over death of newborn twins

Authorities of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU), Dhaka Shishu Hospital and Mugda Islami Bank Hospital have submitted explanations to the High Court following a directive from the court over alleged refusal to treat the newborn twins before their death.

Advocate Abdul Khaleq on behalf of the Superintendent of Mugda Islami Bank Hospital, Advocate Mahbub Shafiq on behalf of the Director of the Shishu Hospital Prof Syed Shafi Ahmed and Advocate Kazi Ershadul Alam on behalf of the Deputy Director of BSSMMU submitted the reports.

A virtual bench of the High Court comprising Justice Nazrul Islam Talkudar and Justice Ahmed Sohel will hear the matter, reports BSS.

Earlier on November 2, the High Court directed the three hospitals to explain why the sick twin newborns were not admitted to the hospital.

At the same time, the court also issued a rule asking why the inaction of the authorities in admitting sick newborns to the hospital would not be declared illegal.

Deputy Attorney General AKM Amin Uddin Manik represented the state in the court.

Amin Uddin Manik told BSS that, when the wife of Supreme Court employee Abul Kalam’s wife Saira Khatun was in labour, she gave birth to twin babies in CNG on her way to the hospital on November 2.

The babies were later taken to Mugda Islamia Hospital where the hospital authorities referred them to Dhaka Shishu Hospital as they did not have the necessary equipment.

They were then taken to Dhaka Shishu hospital and later to BSMMU, where both the hospital authorities declined to admit them.

As the twins died on the premises of BSMMU, their father Abul Kalam went straight to the HC premises with the bodies to seek justice for his children.

The HC immediately took the matter into account.

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