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Unidentified man's body found in city
Police recovered the body of a man from the city's Lalbagh police station area on Friday. The identity of the deceased, aged around 35, could not be ascertained immediately, said police. Nuton Miah, sub-inspector (SI) of Lalbagh police station, said they found the man lying unconscious near the BGB-2 gate around 11:15am. Later, they took him to Dhaka Medical College and Hospital where doctors declared him dead around 12:20pm, the SI added. The body has been kept at the hospital morgue for an autopsy, SI Nuton Miah said.
70-year-old death row convict dies at DHMC
A 70-year-old death row convict died at Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) Wednesday night, police said. Manik Mia, an inmate of Kashimpur Central Jail in Gazipur, was undergoing treatment at Shaheed Tajuddin Medical College Hospital for the last few days after he fell seriously sick. The 70-year-old, from Tangail's Mirzapur, was referred to DMCH today as his condition started to worsen, Ismail, assistant chief prison guard of Kashimpur Central Jail, said. Read more: Prisoner dies while undergoing treatment at Gazipur hospital Manik was declared dead at the emergency department of DMCH at 8.05pm, he added. The body has been kept at the hospital morgue for autopsy, Inspector Bachhu Miah, in-charge DMCH Police Outpost, said.
Youth killed in Jatrabari after being hit by unidentified vehicle
A youth succumbed to his injuries after being knocked down by an unidentified vehicle in the capital's Jatrabari Saturday evening, police said. The deceased Shafiqul Islam (18) was from village Balia of Bauphal, Patuakhali. He worked as a lathe operator at a factory in Muslim Nagar, Jatrabari. The deceased's father Kabir Hawladar said: "The accident occurred at 5:30pm in Jatrabari's Rayerbag as Shafiqul was crossing the road." The critically injured Shafiqul was rushed to the emergency department of Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) where he was declared dead at 9:45pm, said Inspector Bachchu Mia, in-charge of DMCH Police Outpost. "The body has been kept at the hospital morgue for autopsy. The vehicle involved in the accident is yet to be identified," Bachchu added.
Newborn baby girl’s body recovered from DMCH
Police recovered the body of a newborn baby girl from the garden gate of Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) on Wednesday. Sources at the DMCH said, on information, a team police from Shahbagh police station went to the spot and recovered the body at 10:30 am. READ: Jatrabari cylinder blast: Another victim dies at DMCH Sub-Inspector of the police station Deepak Bala said it was known immediately who had left the body of the one-day old baby there but police are trying to find it out. READ: Incarcerated war criminal dies at DMCH
Covid-19 Surge: Too many patients for a few hospital beds
Faced with a severe shortage of ICU and general beds the government hospitals in capital Dhaka are struggling to cope with a steady stream of Covid-19 patients, many of them coming from outside the city in critical condition. The rush has filled the Intensive Care Units (ICUs) to the brim and forced the authorities to admit patients more than their capacity. And yet many have been kept in the waiting list for a bed, while others have simply been asked to hunt beds in other hospitals. That includes even the critical patients who need intensive care. Read: Khulna division sees 46 Covid deaths amid deepening crisis According to the Health Department, there are 16 government hospitals in the capital dedicated to Covid patients. Three of these hospitals don’t have any ICU. Seven of the remaining 13 hospitals had no ICU bed empty as of Saturday. In the remaining six hospitals, only 40 ICU beds were available as of Saturday, said the authorities adding things are changing by hours. Read Liquid Medical Oxygen and Covid-19 Treatment: Things we need to know The pressure has mounted on the Dhaka hospitals as patients are arriving from other adjoining district hospitals for shortage of ICU facilities there. The few ICU beds are already full. ICU beds are not easily available in the districts. An average of 25 patients need ICU in the hospitals designated for coronavirus in the capital.
Rupganj factory fire: Tk 50,000 medical assistance provided to injured
The injured workers undergoing treatment at Dhaka Medical College Hospital in connection with the massive factory fire in Rupganj were given medical assistance of Tk 50,000 from the Bangladesh Workers Welfare Foundation fund under the Ministry of Labor and Employment on Saturday. Today, the secretary of the ministry KM Abdus Salam handed over a check of Tk 50,000 for medical aid to each of the three workers undergoing treatment at Dhaka Medical College Hospital. A total of Tk 11 lakh has been handed over to 22 injured workers including those undergoing treatment at Dhaka Medical College and a private hospital in Rupganj. Besides, Tk 2 lac will be provided to the deceased upon confirming their identities, KM Abdus Salam told reporters. Earlier on Friday, State Minister for Labor and Employment Begum Monnujan Sufian pledged that Legal action will be taken against the owners of the Rupganj factory where over 50 workers died in a fire, if there is evidence of their negligence. Also read: Locked inside a factory without fire exit, 52 lives go up in flames It is when she said that the family of the deceased would be provided with Tk 2 lac and the injured Tk 50,000 tomorrow from the Bangladesh Workers Welfare Foundation fund under the labor ministry. Earlier on Saturday, police arrested Md Abul Hashem, chairman of the group Sajeeb Group that owns the factory, his four sons -- Hashem Bin Hashem, Tareq Ibrahim, Tawsib Ibrahim and Tanjim Ibrahim-- and its CEO Shahan Sha Azad, DGM Mamunur Rashid and head of admin Salauddin. The eight will be produced before court later in the day, said Superintendent of Police (Narayanganj) Md Zaidul Alam. So far 52 workers, some of them reportedly teen-aged boys and girls, were killed in the devastating fire that tore through the seven-story factory that produced foods and beverages such as juice, cold drinks, toast biscuits and laccha semai. According to the fire service, huge amount of plastic and packaging materials in the building may have fuelled the fire in just a few minutes after it broke out. They said the blocked door at the factory’s staircase has caused so many deaths that could have been avoided. Also read: Rupganj factory fire: Sajeeb Group chairman, 4 sons, CEO among 8 arrested It took around 27 hours for 18 fire fighting units to douse the blaze completely as at some floors huge amounts of inflammable substances were stockpiled. On Friday noon, after breaking the locked door of the fourth floor, fire fighters discovered rows of bodies burnt to ashes. Fire fighters recovered 49 bodies from the floor and sent them to Dhaka Medical College and Hospital’s morgue, which took the death toll to 52 from the tragic incident. None of the 49 bodies could be identified yet as they have completely been charred. Three others died from injuries after jumping off the building on Thursday.
icddr,b donates essential medical supplies to DMCH for treating critically ill COVID patients
The icddr,b handed over essential supplies containing medical equipment and medicine to Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) for the treatment of critical COVID-19 patients on Wednesday. This is part of a grant agreement between icddr,b and the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation to strengthen icddr,b Dhaka Hospital’s capacity to provide COVID-19 treatment to its staff, and also supporting a healthcare facility serving underprivileged people in Dhaka city. The medical supplies comprised of three units of High Flow Nasal Cannula (HFNC), 20 units of HFNC accessories, three units of patient monitor, 170 vials of broad-spectrum antiviral medication Remdesivir, and 100 vials of anticoagulant injection, all of which are aimed at reinforcing DMCH’s COVID-19 response. The handover ceremony took place at DMCH and was attended by icddr,b’s Head, Hospitals Dr Baharul Alam and Brigadier General Md Nazmul Haque, Director, DMCH. Dr Alam said, “The coronavirus pandemic has led to strained healthcare systems not only in Bangladesh but around the world. Many thanks to the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation for extending their support in strengthening our capacities in treating more patients with quality care. “I am also thankful to Dhaka Medical College Hospital for the support it provides by treating referral patients requiring multidisciplinary care sent from icddr,b Dhaka Hospital,” he added. Brig Gen Haque said, “icddr,b and Dhaka Medical College Hospital have close cooperation in relation to patient care. We are grateful for the generosity of the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation and icddr,b for their support of live-saving equipment and medicines. These will certainly boost our treatment effort by many folds.” Dr Alauddin Al-Azad, Deputy Director, Dr Md Khalequzzaman Khan, Deputy Director, Dr Md Ashraful Alam, Assistant Director, Dr Halima Sultana Haque, Assistant Director, Dr Ashrafun Nahar, Assistant Director, Dr Md Saad Ullah, Senior Store Officer of Dhaka Medical College Hospital and Shihab Uddin Ahmed, Senior Manager, Hospital, of icddr,b were also present at the handover ceremony.
Dhaka businessman dies from drinking too much liquor
A 35-year-old businessman died Sunday in the capital's Lalbagh after drinking a fatal level of liquor, police said. Mohammad Ali, the father of two children, was declared dead after being rushed to the Dhaka Medical College Hospital's emergency department unconscious, Abdullah Khan, in-charge of Dhaka Medical College Hospital police camp, said. Also read: Death toll in Bogura liquor tragedy rises to 12 Citing the doctors, Abdullah said, "Ali died from excessive drinking. His body has been kept in the Dhaka Medical morgue for autopsy." However, Ali's wife Champa Begum said he fell unconscious in the morning after having breakfast. Also read: Drinking excessive liquor: Death toll climbs to 5 in Rajshahi Deaths from toxic liquor rising in Bangladesh At least 16 people died from January 31 to February 5 in Bogura after consuming toxic liquor. Md Abul Kalam Azad, the officer-in-charge of Bogura Sadar Police Station, said: "Eleven people died from drinking toxic liquor in the district and the death toll could increase." Also read: Bangladesh sees rise in deaths from toxic liquor Also, three people from Asiatic-360 died after consuming toxic liquor while on a recreational trip in Gazipur on January 28. Around 10 employees of Asiatic-360 also fell sick and were hospitalised during the period. At least 30 people died last January after consuming toxic liquor.
Rickshaw puller killed in city road crash
A rickshaw puller was killed as a speeding car hit his rickshaw on Basabo flyover in the capital's Sabujbagh on Wednesday morning. The identity of the deceased, aged about 35, could not be ascertained yet. Also read: SUST student killed in Sylhet road crash When a speeding car hit the rickshaw its puller fell on the road in the morning, said a witness of the incident. He was rushed to the emergency department of Dhaka Medical College Hospital in critical condition and was pronounced dead by a doctor at around 5.30 am. Also read: 4 of a family among 5 killed in Sylhet road crash Mohammad Bachchu Mia, in-charge (inspector) of the police camp at DMCH confirmed the death and said the body has been kept at the morgue of the hospital for an autopsy.
Uttara stabbing: ISP worker killed in 'merciless' attack by friends
A 24-year-old man was "mercilessly" stabbed to death apparently by his friends in Dhaka's Uttara Sunday, while another was seriously injured in the attack. Shakil Hossain, 24, suffered serious wounds and was declared dead at 10:30pm after being referred to Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) from one in Uttara. The injured was identified as Shagor, 23. He is undergoing treatment at an Uttara hospital, Bachchu Miah, in-charge of DMCH police outpost, confirmed. The 24-year-old man was from Dakshinkhan and would live with his family. He was the second of three siblings. Also Read:Bangladeshi man stabbed to death in Malaysia "As the doctor's confirmed Shakil's death, his relatives forcibly took away his body. I have informed the concerned police station about this," Bachchu said. Shahadat Hossain, the deceased's brother, said: "Shakil worked for an internet service provider (ISP). His friend Sabbir, who invited him for evening snacks, had a murder plan ready." Shakil's friend Zubair said, "Shakil had fallen out with his friend Bhuiyan Sabbir Saturday over an issue. However, he went to Abdullahpur Sunday with his girlfriend and another friend Shagor at the invitation of Sabbir. When they arrived there, Sabbir told Shakil that Shagor was not invited. Next, he asked Shagor and Shakil's girlfriend to wait and took Shakil to a nearby place, using the pretext of having a private talk." "This is when Sabbir, Shamim, Shikder, Mridul and a few others started stabbing Shakil repeatedly. As Shagor rushed to the spot hearing Shakil scream, they attacked him too and fled leaving him injured," Zubair added.