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'Doctors who denied treating patients have no rights to continue jobs'

  • Published at 10:45 am April 7th, 2020
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina
File photo of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina during a video conference from Ganabhaban in Dhaka Focus Bangla

The prime minister has ordered everyone to do their respective duties accordingly

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said doctors who denied treating patients have no rights to continue their jobs.

She said this while exchanging views on the country’s coronavirus situation with public representatives and government officials from Chittagong and Sylhet on Tuesday.

The prime minister joined the meeting via videoconference from her Ganabhaban residence.

While speaking, Sheikh Hasina expressed her sadness over the death of a Dhaka University student.

The prime minister said: “The student went to different hospitals but none served him.”

On Monday, Suman Chakma, 22, a postgraduate student of the Institute of Education and Research at Dhaka University (DU) died after some top Dhaka hospitals refused to treat him on suspicion of Covid-19.

The premier ordered everyone to do their respective duties accordingly.  

On Tuesday, 41 more people tested positive with Covid-19 in Bangladesh raising the total infected to 164. Five more people died taking the total death toll to 17. Of the 164 infected, 33 have recovered so far.

The fast spreading coronavirus has claimed 73,824 lives and infected 1,329,303 people worldwide till date, according to Worldometers. Around 293,454 people have recovered thus far.

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