HC orders arrest of Patuakhali fake doctor

Thursday, 16 November 2017

The High Court has directed the officer-in-charge of Baufal police station in Patuakhali to arrest fake physician Razan Das who left gauze inside a woman's abdomen during her cesarean surgery at a private hospital. 

The court also directed the police officer to produce Razan before the court within December 10.

A bench of Justice Salma Masud Chowdhury and Justice AKM Jahirul Haque issued the directive on Thursday as OC of Patuakhali Police Station Moniruzzaman failed to arrest the offender and produce him before it in the morning.

The court also asked the Patuakhali police to take help of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) if necessary.

Earlier on July 23, the same bench summoned three people, including Patuakhali civil surgeon and gynecology department head of Barisal Medical College, in this connection.

Supreme Court lawyer Md Shahid Ullah drew the attention of the HC placing a newspaper report in this regard on July 22.

On November 6, the Patuakhali civil surgeon submitted a probe report to the court stating that Razan Das had been using fake certificate of doctor. 

He conducted a cesarean surgery on a pregnant woman in Niramoy Private Clinic in Patuakhali and left gauze inside her abdomen in May.

Victim Maksuda Begum, 25, gave birth to a baby girl but her physical condition started to deteriorate after two months.

On July 12, the doctors of Sher-e-Bangla Medical College and Hospital detected the gauze inside her abdomen and removed it by another surgery.