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DU student dies from alleged wrong treatment

  • Published at 11:30 pm May 18th, 2017
  • Last updated at 11:55 pm May 20th, 2017
DU student dies from alleged wrong treatment
A female student of University of Dhaka (DU) died due to alleged wrong medical treatment at the Central Hospital in the capital city on Thursday morning. The deceased was identified as 20-year-old Afia Akter Chaity, a first year student at the zoology department of DU, police said. Afia was admitted to the hospital on Wednesday after doctors diagnosed her with acute myeloblastic leukaemia. A prescription issued from the same hospital showed the same analysis. However, Afia's fellow students said, prior to Afia's demise around 8:15am on Thursday, doctors told them she was suffering from dengue. After the news reached the university campus, agitating students demanded punishment for the doctors responsible for the alleged misdiagnosis. Several hundred students and Bangladesh Chhatra League activists, led by DU Chhatra League General Secretary Motahar Hossain Prince, went to the hospital around 5:30pm and vandalised different parts of the premises. Echoing the protesters, DU Proctor Prof M Amzad Ali claimed there was evidence that proves that the doctors were negligent. Later, police rushed to the spot and brought the situation under control after a chase and counter chase with students. Dhanmondi Model police station OC Abdul Latif said: “Prof M Amzad Ali filed a complaint with the station bringing forth the allegation against the hospital over negligence of duty. Filing of the case regarding the matter is underway.” The Central Hospital authorities, however, said they would form a three-member probe committee to investigate the incident. Afia’s body was sent to her village home in Chapainawabganj at the time this report was filed.