Clinic owner in Meherpur sentenced to one year imprisonment

The traveling court has sentenced Zahidul Islam Vidyut, owner of Karbi Clinic in Bamandi Bazar, Gangni, Meherpur, to one year in prison and fined Tk 50,000.

Gangni Upazila Assistant Commissioner (Land) Nadir Hossain Shamim gave the sentence on Mangalbal (June 11) afternoon. Later the convict was sent to jail.

According to mobile court sources, Ariful Islam of Upazila Harabhanga village took his wife to the clinic for delivery. The clinic admits patients on various pretexts despite not having a competent doctor. It kills the fetus. At noon the doctor came to Karbi Clinic and the woman gave birth to a stillborn child.

Later, Upazila Assistant Commissioner (Land) Nadir Hossain Shamim, Health and Family Planning Officer Suprabha Rani went to the spot. At that time, due to various circumstances, clinic owner Zahidul Islam Vidyut was sentenced to one year in prison and fined Tk 50,000.

Nadir Hossain Shamim said that various complaints have been received against the clinic authorities. The operation was conducted accordingly. The owner of the clinic was punished as the allegations of mismanagement were found to be true.

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