The High Court (HC) yesterday ordered to investigate the death of five-year old Ayaan Ahmed follow-ing a circumcision at United Medical College Hospital in Satarkul area of the capital.
The court also issued a rule, asking authorities concerned to explain as to why it shall not pass an order to provide Ayaan’s family Taka five crore in compensation.
A High Court division bench of Justice Mustafa Zaman Islam and Justice Md Atabullah passed the order after holding hearing on a writ petition filed in this regard.
The court in its order asked Director General (DG) of Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) to conduct the probe and submit its report within seven days. It also ordered DGHS to submit a report within one month on the unauthorized hospitals and clinics across the country.
Advocate ABM Shahjahan Akand Masum moved the plea, filed on January 9 for cancelling the registra-tion of the concerned doctors and taking action against the hospital authorities, before the court while Deputy Attorney General Tushar Kanti Roy stood for the state.