Family members of Roushi, the three-year-old child who died of alleged wrong treatment at the Pan Care Hospital in the city on August 4, have demanded capital punishment for the doctors responsible for the death, reports UNB.
Addressing a press conference at the Dhaka Reporters Unity (DRU) Sunday, Roushi's mother, Nasima, said: "The doctors killed my daughter by pushing poison."
"Doctors killed my Roushi. I want their capital punishment," she said in an anguished voice with tears trickling down her cheek.
Nasima urged the Prime Minister to see to the case so that the "killers of her daughter" are brought to book and given exemplary punishment.
Family members and relatives of Farzana Faiza Roushi, who arranged the press conference, sought the help of the media to identify the "killer doctors."
Besides demanding capital punishment for the doctors responsible for Roushi's death, they also urged the authorities concerned to stop all activities of Pan Care Hospital at Dhanmondi Road No. 27.
Roushi's uncle, Sheikh Tanveer M Lais, alleged that the investigation officer SI Zahurul Islam and O/C Zahirul Islam of Mahammadpur thana are not cooperating with them since filing the FIR and the murder case regarding Roushi's death.
He said: "The accused of the case are now threatening the family members to withdraw the case and offering money for compromise."
MR Khan, a close friend of the family, said Roushi, daughter of expatriate M Shafiqul Alam Chowdhury, was admitted into the Pan Care Hospital with high fever on August 3.
He said child specialist Chowdhury Mohammad Ali Haider of 1/8, Nurjahan Road, Mohammadpur, referred the girl to the Pan Care Hospital, which had "no good or experienced doctors and trained nurses."
Khan said soon after Roushi's admission at the Pan Care Hospital, chairman of the hospital Abdul Matin gave her about nine amples of high antibiotic injections.
He added: "As Roushi's condition deteriorated further the next morning (August 4), we requested the hospital authorities to shift the child to a better hospital. But they paid no heed to our request and as a result the girl died at about 10.00 am."