In response, enraged locals broke into the hospital and vandalized the seventh floor on Thursday
A mother has allegedly been killed by malpractice at Queen's Hospital in Jessore.
Pinky, 30, died after being injected with an adulterated serum on Thursday night. Pinky was the wife of Parthapratim Debnath Rati, son of Sadar upazila Awami League President Mohith Kumar Nath.
After the news spread, enraged locals broke into the hospital and vandalized the furniture, forcing the doctors and nurses on duty to flee.
Pinky died just after giving birth to a girl. She had tried to conceive for eight years before finally giving birth.
Rati's brother Rananath said, while pregnant, Pinky was in gynaecologist Dr Zakir Hossain’s care. On Thursday afternoon, Pinky gave birth to her daughter after undergoing a C-section by Dr Zakir in Queen's Hospital.
According to Rananath, in the evening, Dr Zakir prescribed Pinky an Omeprazole injection. At around 9pm, Pinky died when nurse Jasmine administered the injection.
Dr Zakir claims that Pinky was killed because her relatives bought an adulterated Omizit injection—instead of Omeprazole.
Meanwhile, a large number of agitated locals broke into Queen's and went up to the seventh floor after news spread of Pinky's death. They vandalized the furniture and smashed several windows.
Doctors, nurses and other employees on duty fled the hospital, witnesses said.
Later, police from Kotwali police station came to Queen's and brought the situation under control, confirmed Inspector (investigation) of Kotwali police station Abul Bashar.
Queen's Hospital manager Mithu Saha claims the vandalism of the hospital resulted in little-to-no damage.
Pinky's daughter is well, Rananath informed. Pinky’s body has been taken by her family.