3 newborns died consecutively in the same hospital, police complaint

A newborn died during normal delivery at a private hospital in Ishwardi, Pabna. The incident took place at Zamzam Specialized Hospital in the city on Saturday (June 8) around 4 am. In this incident, the father of the newborn gave a written complaint to the police station.

Last March two more newborns died during normal delivery in this hospital. Locals have become angry over the death of three newborns in the same hospital.

According to the victim’s family sources, Jimu Khatun (20), the pregnant wife of Saidul Islam of Lalpur Upazila of Natore, was admitted to Zamzam Specialized Hospital at around 11 pm on June 7. The doctor on duty at the hospital, Nafisa Kabir, checked her physical condition and decided that the delivery would be normal within 3 hours. According to the doctor’s instructions, he was admitted to the hospital. When Jimu Khatun’s labor pain became severe at around 2:30 in the night, Saidul Islam repeatedly called doctor Nasifa Kabir. As the doctor did not come, the hospital nurse Parul (32), Sathi (36) and Md. Russell (32) took Jimu Khatun to the operation theater and delivered the stillborn baby. After delivery, 16 stitches were applied to the cut, but the bleeding did not stop. Jimu Khatun fell seriously ill and was sent to Rajshahi Medical College Hospital.

The victim’s husband Saidul Islam said, I am demanding justice for the doctor and the midwife. I have filed a written complaint with the police station accusing the doctor and the nannies in this incident.

Managing Director of Zamzam Specialized Hospital Dr. Nafisa Kabir told Jago News that normal delivery is usually done by nurses as per doctor’s advice. After talking to me, the nurses gave a normal delivery. All of them were trained nurses.

Ishwardi police station investigation officer ABM Monirul Islam said that the victim has given a written complaint to the police station. Necessary action will be taken after investigation.

Ishwardi Upazila Health Complex Health and Family Planning Officer Dr. Md. Malekul Aftab told Jago News that after hearing about this incident, I went to the spot on the morning of June 8. From there, I formed an investigation committee consisting of three doctors from the hospital.

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