Bangladesh: Relatives beat up hospital staffs as patient dies

Four staffs of Habiganj district Sadar Hospital were assaulted by the aggrieved relatives after a patient died on Saturday.

The attendants of deceased Shafiul Alam Rahi, a local JCD activist, also vandalised the hospital.

Protesting the attack, the staffs observed a four-hour work abstention from Saturday night, said sources.

Physicians at the hospital advised the relatives of Rahi, who took an overdose of sleeping pills at 2:30pm, referred him to Sylhet MAG Osmani Medical College and Hospital as his condition deteriorated.

But blaming the hospital authorities for refusing treatment, the patient’s attendants became very furious and assaulted four staffs, including medical officer Dr Debashish Das, at one stage…