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Coronavirus: Deceased DSCC official denied testing thrice

  • Published at 09:48 pm April 27th, 2020
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Samples collected after he passed away came back positive

The Dhaka South City (DSCC) official who died on Thursday of Covid-19 was denied testing on three separate occasions.

Khandakar Millatul Islam, advisor in the waste management department of the DSCC, died at Dhaka Medical College Hospital.

Family members later confirmed that he had been infected with Covid-19, as became clear after his passing. The DSCC authorities collected and sent samples from the deceased to the Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control, and Research (IEDCR) before his burial. The samples came back positive.

The DSCC had to undertake the move for testing on its own since no one from the IEDCR came, family members claimed.

DSCC Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Shah Md Imdadul Haque blamed IEDCR Director Meerjady Sabrina Flora for not conducting the tests before his colleague died.

“Our [DSCC] Chief Health Officer, Brigadier General Dr Md Sharif Ahmed himself tried to contact the IEDCR chief as there are good relations between the two institutions. But she did not respond,” he said.

Millatul’s son Khandakar Mazharul Islam Shawon alleged that the IEDCR did not respond despite several attempts to contact it over phone and even when Shawon went to its office.

Shawon claimed Kurmitola General Hospital refused to treat his father as its authorities claimed they were not treating patients without Covid-19 tests. 

“I requested them to test my father  for Covid-19 but they did not pay any heed to my entreaties. Later, we took my father to Dhaka Medical College Hospital, but it was too late,” he told journalists. 

According to sources, the DSCC authorities will file a formal complaint against the  IEDCR with the government. 

IEDCR Director Flora was unavailable for comment despite repeated attempts to contact her.

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