Patients of kidney related diseases are receiving dialysis services from this morning at Chattogram Medical College and Hospital (CMCH), as the service provider withdrew its previous decision to suspend operations at the hospital. Brigadier General Shamim Ahsan, Director of CMCH, said that last night, the Sandor authorities withdrew their decision to suspend providing dialysis services, and as a result, kidney patients are receiving treatment. Sandor Medicaids Private Limited Manager Nazmul Hasan said that a meeting was held with the authorities on Wednesday night and following their assurance, they decided to withdraw their previous decision to suspend the dialysis services. Mostakim arrested for protest over dialysis fee hike at CMCH gets bail Authorities of Chattogram Medical College and Hospital (CMCH) suspended dialysis services for kidney patients at the hospital from this morning. Dialysis fee hike at CMCH: Police sue protesting kidney patients, arrest one Dialysis service provider, Sandor Dialysis Services Bangladesh Pvt Ltd, told the CMCH authorities that they will not be able to provide dialysis services. Soon after the news spread, hundreds of kidney patients and their relatives expressed anger and frustration. CMCH installing 10 more dialysis machines amid protest against fee hike
A case has been filed against some kidney patients and their relatives who have been protesting the recent hike in dialysis fee at Chattogram Medical College and Hospital. Mostafizur Rahman, sub-inspector (SI) of Panchlaish police station, registered the case against Md Mostakim, a patient and 50 to 60 unidentified others around 12:30 am Wednesday. Inspector Sadekur Rahman of Panchlaish police station said the case was filed against the patients on charges of assaulting police and obstructing their work. Read more: Kidney patients, relatives block road in Ctg protesting hike in dialysis fee Five policemen were injured while trying to remove the protesters from road, he said. On Tuesday, police detained Mostakim from the CMCH during the patients’ demonstrations blocking road and obstructing vehicular movement, said Md Nazim Uddin Majumder, officer-in-charge (OC) of Panchlaish Police Station. The kidney patients and their relatives have been staging demonstrations in front of the dialysis centre of the hospital for the last four days protesting the hike in dialysis fee. The protesters said a patient needs dialysis eight times in a month and they have to pay Tk 2,795 first two times and Tk 510 for each of the rest. Now the hospital authorities raised the fee to Tk 2935 and the patients have to pay it four times and Tk 535 for each of the rest dialysis in a month, they said. Read more: Patients, relatives stage demonstrations at CMCH protesting hike in dialysis fee Kidney Dialysis Centre was launched at the hospital under the public-private partnership project in 2017 and it is now operating with 32 dialysis machines. According to the agreement with the Ministry of Health, Indian company Sandor will continue its operations at this center for ten years. The institution will use government space for this. A patient has to pay about Tk 3000 against kidney dialysis each time.
A 16-year-old student succumbed to injuries on Saturday at CMCH raising the death toll to 13 from the accident involving a running train hitting a microbus stuck on a level crossing in Mirsharai upazila in Chattogram, said a physician of the hospital. The deceased was identified as Tasmir Hasan, a passenger of the ill-fated microbus. He was an SSC examinee from KS Nazumiyahat High School. Tasmir breathed his last around 9:50 pm while undergoing treatment at Chittagong Medical College and Hospital (CMCH) for the last eight days, said CMCH’s intensive care unit (ICU) Dr Harun Or Rashid. Dr Harun said Tasmir was treated at the ICU as suffered severe head and neck injuries in the accident. On Friday, another victim Ayat Hossain succumbed to his injuries while undergoing treatment at CMCH. Read: Mirsharai tragedy: Death toll rises to 12 as another dies at Ctg hospital On July 29, eleven people, all aged 20 to 30, died after a speeding express train hit the microbus carrying them at a level crossing in Mirsharai. Seven of them were SSC and HSC examinees, while three of them were young teachers from a coaching centre named ‘R&J Private Care’ and another was the microbus driver. They were returning home at Aminbazar area of Hathazari after a tour of the Khoiyachora Waterfall in the hills of Mirsharai. The Chattogram-bound Mahanagar Provati express from Dhaka ploughed through the microbus, dragging it around a kilometre down the railway
After looking for her husband, who has been missing since the BM Container Depot fire, with dreary eyes Reshmi finally stood in line for DNA sample submission at Chattogram Medical College Hospital (CMCH) on Monday. She was holding her three-month old son Rihad, while her three-year-old, Rihan, was holding her left hand as she waited to enlist her husband Shahajahan. Shahjahan was a covered van driver who went missing on Saturday night when a massive fire broke out at BM Container Depot in Sitakunda upazila. Also read: 3 families from Feni mourn loss of loved ones in Ctg depot fire As the UNB reporter approached her she broke down in tears saying “I talked with him last on Saturday night over phone. He said he was driving to Bhatiari.” Reshmi, a housewife who used to live with her husband and two kids at Nazirhat area in Fatikchhari upazila, had never thought her fate would turn like this overnight.
A team of surgeons successfully replaced Chattogram Medical College Hospital student Mahadi J Akib’s skullbone, that was damaged during a clash between two factions of BCL last October 30, on Monday. The operation started at 10am and took around six and a half hours to complete successfully, said Dr Noman Khaled Chowdhury, head of the Neurosurgery department of CMCH. “Akib’s health condition is good and the surgery was successful,” said Dr Noman Khaled Chowdhury to journalists after the operation, urging all to pray for Akib. On November 18, Akib returned home after taking treatment for 19 days at the hospital and undergoing a five-hour long critical surgery. On October 29, two BCL factions -- one led by a former mayor and another by a junior minister -- locked into a clash. They reengaged in clashes the next morning, leaving Akib and two others injured. READ: CMCH student Akib recovers from injury after 19 days, returns home A photo of the injured medical student in the ICU with an instruction on the bandage that said, “There is no bone, don’t put pressure,” went viral on social media at the time. The medical board formed for his treatment decided to release him from the hospital keeping a part of his broken skullbone preserved inside his stomach. Akib , a student of the 62nd batch of CMCH, was admitted to the hospital for the surgery on Sunday.
Police arrested an intern of Chattogram Medical College and Hospital early Saturday in a case filed under the Anti-Pornography Act by his lover. The arrestee is Arnab Paul, former assistant organizing secretary of CMCH unit Bangladesh Chhatra League committee. READ: CMCH morgue guard arrested over act of necrophilia The accused was arrested around 12am from CMCH hostel with the help of Chattogram Metropolitan Police (CMP). “ Arnab was arrested in a pornography case filed at Khilkhet police station in Dhaka in February this year. The plaintiff of the case said she had a love affair with the accused, “ said Sadekur Rahman, Officer-in-Charge of Panchlaish police station. DMP is investigating the case, said the OC.
The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of police on Monday arrested a guard of Chattogram Medical College Hospital morgue for his sexual act with dead bodies, known as necrophilia. The arrestee is Mohammad Selim, 48, hailing from Laksham upazila in Cumilla. CID made the arrest from CMCH area at 4 pm and in primary interrogation he confessed to having sex with two female corpses, said Md Shahnewaz Khaled, CID’s Special Superintendent of police in Chattogram. Shahnewaz Khaled said CID started an investigation after finding the same man’s sperm in High Vaginal Swabs (HVS) collected during autopsies of two female corpses kept in CMCH morgue in February and April last year. READ: CMCH student Akib recovers from injury after 19 days, returns home They collected DNA samples of Selim during the probe and it matched with the semen found in the two corpses. SP Shahnewaz said usually autopsies are not done immediately after bringing the bodies into the morgue. “We suspect Selim has done the act on more dead bodies. CID will file a case on allegation of unsocial fornication against him at Panchlaish police station,” he said. READ: Clash between BCL factions at CMCH; several injured, 16 sued To interrogate him CID will seek to take Selim under remand after producing him before court, he added.
Chattogram Medical College student Mahadi J Akib returned home on Thursday after recovering from the severe head injuries he suffered during a clash between two factions of BCL on October 30. Akib, 21, a second-year student of the medical college, was being treated at the hospital for the last 19 days after he got injured in his own campus. The medical board formed for his treatment decided to release him from the hospital on Thursday afternoon. Also read: ‘My son victim of dirty politics’, bemoans injured Akib’s father Later his father and brother took him to his village home in Burichong in Cumilla. Director of CMCH Brigadier General SM Humayun Kabir said, “Akib’s condition has recovered a lot so we approved the release paper. But within a month and a half he will have to undergo another small surgery.” On October 29, two BCL factions -- one led by a former mayor and another by a junior minister -- locked into a clash. They reengaged in clashes the next morning, leaving Akib and two others injured. Akib, with a damaged skull, was first taken to the one stop centre of the hospital and later received primary treatment at neurosurgery ward-28 of the CMCH. A photo of the injured medical student in the ICU with an instruction on the bandage that said, “There is no bone, don’t put pressure,” went viral on social media. Also read: CMCH student Akib recovers from injury after 19 days, returns home Later, he underwent a surgery for over three hours under a five-member expert medical team led by Prof Dr Noman Khaled Chowdhury, head of the Neurosurgery department of the CMCH. In a second surgery the doctors managed to replace the broken bone successfully. Meanwhile the two conflicting factions of BCL have filed three cases against each other.
On Friday night, two BCL groups-- one loyal to a former mayor and another loyal to a junior minister--locked in a clash at CMCH In a sequel to which, they engaged in more clashes on Saturday morning. At one point in a chase on Saturday, one of the rival group BCL members crushed one Akib’s head allegedly with a hockey stick. Since then Akib’s limp body remained lying unconsciously in the ICU room of the hospital. Akib, a meritorious student from Cumilla, passed SSC from Cumilla Zila School and HSC from Notre Dame College Dhaka both with flying colours and later got admitted to CMCH with the dream of becoming a doctor. READ: 16 injured in BCL factional clash at CMCH But his political admiration for the ruling party’s Deputy Minister for Education Mohibul Hasan Chowdhury Nowfel has sent him to a hospital bed after BCL members following former Chattogram mayor AJM Nasir Uddin thrashed him. Doctors at CMCH said the severity of his brain injury may take a long time to heal and expressed concern about his movement becoming normal even after regaining consciousness. Akib was first rushed to the one stop centre of the hospital and later received primary treatments at Neurosurgery ward-28 of CMCH. After that, he underwent surgery exceeding three hours under a five-member expert medical team led by Professor Dr Noman Khaled Chowdhury, head of the Neurosurgery department of CMCH. Dr Noman Khaled Chowdhury said Akib’s operation has been successful but his skull has been fractured and he has sustained a severe brain injury. “As the injuries are very ghastly, we won't be able to comment on his improvement right now but we are hopeful,” he said. Dr AMM Minhazur Rahman, Organizational secretary of Swadhinata Chikitshak Parishad (SWACHIP) said a medical board has been formed for Akib’s treatment. “Blood clots in his brain have been removed through surgery but his condition is not out of danger and is currently kept in ventilator support,” he said. Apart from Akib, Mahfuzul Haque, 23, Naimul Islam, 20, and two other students of the medical college sustained injuries during the internal feud. A case has been filed in this regard accusing 16 people. They are Saad Mohammad Galib, 21, Ahsanul Kabir Ruman, 21, Zhidul Islam Zishan, 21, MahadiBin Hashim, 24, Asif Bin Taki,25, Imtiaz Uddin Chowdhury,21, Mahtab Uddin Rafi,21, Zahidul Alam Zishan, 21, Sourabh Bepari,21, Md Anis,21, Raktim Dey,21, HM Ashab Uddin,21, Tanvir Islam,21, Nazmus Sadat Asif,21, Enamul Hasan Shimanto,21, and Rizwan Ahmed,21. The incident forced the medical college authority to close the institution for an indefinite period from Saturday. A five-member probe committee, led by Dr Motiur Rahman, was formed to look into the incident. The probe body was asked to submit a report within the next seven working days.
A trader died as a gas cylinder fell on him while being unloaded from a truck at a ship breaking yard on Tuesday. The deceased was identified as Md Ali Nizam, 43. Read:Bodies of 2 newborns recovered in Chattogram The accident occurred around 10 at the ship breaking yard named ‘Mother Steel’ when he went there for buying scraps. Sub-Inspector of Sitakundu police station Faruque Hossain said some workers were unloading gas cylinders from a truck when Ali went there. At one stage, the cap of a gas cylinder got loose and it started to roll and hit Ali’s face who was standing 150 feet off the truck, said the SI. Read: 8 injured as Bangladesh Bank's wall collapses in Chattogram Severely injured Ali was rushed to Chattogram Medical College Hospital where doctors announced him dead. The body was sent for an autopsy, said police.