HC for Tk 3 lakh compensation for botched c-section
The High Court (HC) on Sunday ordered owner of a diagnostic centre in Comilla to provide Taka three lakh as compensation to a victim of a botched c-section, where doctor stitched a woman’s womb leaving one of the twin fetus inside.
The court also ordered the director general of Directorate General of Health Services to take punitive action against Life Hospital and Digital Diagnostic Centre. The court came up with the order as the owner of the diagnostic centre and the accused surgeon appeared before the court today.
The High Court on October 29 summoned three including Comilla civil surgeon over the surgery.
The court came up with the order suo moto as Supreme Court lawyer Mahfuzur Rahman Milon drew court’s attention to the newspaper reports over the matter.
According to the reports, Dr Hosne Ara conducted c-section on Khadiza Akter, 22, wife of Awal Hossain of village Doulatpur under Homna Upazila in Comilla, was admitted to the clinic on September 18.
The doctor stitched up Khadiza’a womb right after bringing out one of her twin fetus, saying the surgery is done. She even declared the other fetus as tumor in her report.
Khadiza suffered from severe pain in her abdomen for one month after going home from the clinic. Later she was admitted to Dhaka Medical College Hospital on October 25, where doctors brought out her another fetus in lifeless condition.BSS.