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Quota reform protester denied treatment, family says

  • Published at 09:06 pm July 2nd, 2018
File photo of newly-elected Ducsu Vice-President Nurul Haque Nur Collected

Hospital authorities dismiss the allegation

A quota reform activist has alleged that he was denied treatment by hospital authorities. 

Nurul Haque, a leader of the quota reform movement, was injured following an assault while organizing a press briefing on the Dhaka University campus on Saturday.

According to a Facebook page of a group of quota reform protesters – Quota Sangskar Chai (We want quota reforms), Nurul was dragged out of Anwar Khan Modern Hospital in Dhanmondi early on Monday while undergoing treatment there. 

Nurul’s family members brought him out of the hospital around 2:30am on a wheel chair. 

Anwar Khan Modern Hospital’s Director Md Jasimuddin told the Dhaka Tribune: “Nurul was released from the hospital following receiving adequate treatment. The allegations he raised against us are false and fabricated. We did not create any pressure on him to leave the hospital.”

Earlier on Saturday, Nurul was admitted to the Dhaka Medical College Hospital with injuries but denied treatment there, some of his fellow demonstrators alleged.

When asked, Director of Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) Brig Gen AKM Nasir Uddin said: "This one [DMCH] is the only hospital where anyone can get treatment under any condition. If anyone claims that he/she didn't get proper treatment here, I advice them to file file a written complaint addressing me."

About Nur's release from the hospital, Brig Nasir said, "Perhaps doctors who were in duty then, though his condition was not eligible to get admission into the hospital. I know for sure that the doctors kept him under observation for a while. When they [doctors] thought its time to release him, perhaps they release him then."

Nur was later admitted to the Anwar Khan hospital.