Update February 10, 2015

Dhaka 9-55 am, 01-March, 2021

10 babies died at SOMCH through ‘Wrong treatment’

Sumel Sarker

Sylhet Osmani Medical College Hospital

Sylhet Osmani Medical College Hospital

10 February 2015, Nirapad News: At least 10 children, including three newborns, died reportedly for wrong treatment at Sylhet Osmani Medical College Hospital (SOMCH) in 12 hours till Tuesday morning.

Hospital sources said 10 children died from 8:00pm on Monday to 8:00am today, of whom, three died due to birth complexities, three for pneumonia and four for diarrhea related diseases.

Deputy director of the hospital Dr Abdus Salam confirming the deaths said such a number of deaths at the hospital in 12 hours is abnormal.

Families of the children alleged that the deaths were because of negligence on part of the doctors on duty.

A three-member probe committee, led by Professor Dr Ismael Patowari, head of Medicine Department of SOMCH, has been formed to investigate the deaths.

The committee has been asked it to submit its report in three days.

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