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HC issues rule over wrong treatment to DU student

  • Published at 08:05 pm August 22nd, 2019
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The High Court bench of Justice JBM Hassan and Justice Md Khairul Alam issued the rule

The High Court has issued a rule asking authorities concerned to explain within four weeks why they should not be directed to pay Tk5 crore compensation to a student of Dhaka University, who became crippled following wrong treatment provided by Square Hospital. 

The High Court bench of Justice JBM Hassan and Justice Md Khairul Alam issued the rule on Thursday following a writ petition filed by DU student Shamim seeking compensation. 

In the rule, the court also asked why necessary treatment will not be provided to the victim free of cost.

Seven people, including Dr Krishna Prabhu and Managing Director of Square Hospital, have been made respondents to the rule. 

Court also ordered authorities concerned to submit the CD (taken at the time of operation) and others document related with the treatment within 30 days. 

Barrister Jyotirmo4y Barua, accompanied by Advocate Ripon Kumar Barua and Fuad Hasan, stood for the writ while Deputy Attorney General Nur-Us Sadik represented the state.

On July 14, Barrister Jyotirmoy Barua filed the writ with High Court attaching newspaper reports about Shamim's allegation against Square Hospital. 

On April 17, a student of Dhaka University (DU) Mehedi  Hasan Shamim, alleged that he become crippled after getting wrong treatment during surgery at Square Hospital and demanded compensation for better treatment abroad to return to normal life. 

The victim came up with allegation at a press conference held at Dhaka University Journalists' Association (Duja) office.