The High Court has asked the owner of the Niramoy Private Clinic and fake physician Razan Das of Patuakhali, who left gauze inside a woman's abdomen, to pay the victim Tk9 lakh as compensation.
A bench of Justice Salma Masud Chowdhury and Justice AKM Jahirul Haque passed the order on Wednesday after hearing a plea filed by victim Maksuda Begum seeking compensation.
Of the compensation money, owner of the Niramoy Private Clinic will have to pay Tk4 lakh and Arjun Chakrabarty alias Razn Das will have to pay the rest of the money within January 15, 2018, the court said.
The civil surgeon of the Patuakhali was asked to oversee the matter.
The court, later, set February 28 for the next hearing in the case.
On December 11, the High Court sent the fake physician, who left gauze inside a woman's abdomen during her cesarean surgery at a private hospital, to jail after he surrendered before it.
The court also asked authorities concerned to sue the owner of the Niramoy Private Clinic, the nurse and assistant of the fake doctor.
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On November 16, the High Court directed the officer-in-charge of Baufal Police Station in Patuakhali to arrest the fake doctor and produce him before it within December 10.
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 High Court 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 doctor’s certificate. He conducted a C-section surgery on the victim 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.