The Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) on Friday ordered a halt to all types of surgical operations at the Central Hospital.
It also instructed that Professor Dr Sangjukta Saha be kept out of all medical activities over the death of a newborn and the wrong treatment given to the mother.
Two of the arrested doctors of Dhaka’s Central Hospital, Dr Shahzadi and Dr Munna gave confessional statements before a Dhaka court.
The court sent both of them to jail after recording their statement.
Prior to this, 11 staff including a doctor of Central Hospital were suspended over the incident.
The woman’s husband and the newborn’s father Yakub Ali Sumon filed with a case with Dhanmondi police station on Wednesday.
Dr Shahzadi, Dr Munna, Dr Milli, assistants Zamir and Ehsan and hospital Manager Parvez were made accused in the case, along with some unidentified individuals.
According to the case documents, Mahbuba Rahman Akhi, who was expecting her first child, had been under treatment of Professor Dr Sangjukta Saha at Central Hospital for the last three months.
Akhi was admitted to the hospital at 12:50pm on June 9 as she went into labour. Though Prof Saha was not present at the hospital at the time, the hospital authorities allegedly bluffed the patient’s family, saying she is in the hospital and will operate on Akhi.
“As a result of the negligence of the hospital authorities and wrong treatment of the doctors present at the operation theatre, my child died and my wife is fighting for her life,” Yakub said.
The condition of the mother has become critical after the C-section delivery at the hospital. She is now undergoing treatment at the ICU of Labaid Hospital in the capital.
Meanwhile, a Facebook status given by Akhi’s friend Umme Maya Brishti went viral on social media.
A storm of criticism generated on Facebook against the treatment system of Central Hospital doctors and Prof Sangjukta Saha.
According to family sources, Akhi’s condition is very critical for excessive bleeding.