The director of Central Hospital has been arrested in the case filed over the death of a female student of Dhaka University due to ‘wrong treatment’ at the hospital.
MA Kashem, director of the hospital, was arrested on Thursday night hours after DU authorities filed the case with Dhanmondi Police Station against him and eight other doctors and officials of the hospital.
Nazrul Islam, a sub-inspector of Dhanmondi Police Station has confirmed the arrest.
Dr ABM Abdullah, Kashem Yusuf, Dr Mortuza, Lt Col ASM Matlubur Rahman, Dr Masuma Parvin, Dr Jahanara Begum Mona, Dr Maksud Parvin and Dr Tapan Kumar Bairagi are the other accused in the case.
Doctors diagnosed Afia Jahin Chaity, 20, a first-year student of zoology department, with “acute myeloblastic leukaemia”, a type of blood cancer after she was admitted to the hospital on Wednesday.
However, just before she died around 5:30pm on Thursday, doctors confirmed that she actually had dengue fever.
The death of Afia, from Chapainawabganj, sparked protest among her fellow students.
Around 200-300 students went to the hospital and vandalised several rooms protesting the death. They also demanded punishment of the doctors.