Govt hospitals discharged many patients before EidSajia Afrin
Government hospitals in the city released many patients in last couple of days as a large number of doctors and nurses have left to avail the Eid vacation.
Relatives said tat the hospitals discharged the patients as doctors would not be available during the vacation.
However, the hospitals authorities said that they only discharged less critical patients but many of the patients took the release order on their own.
Meanwhile, the government issued an order on Tuesday to keep out the patient departments at its hospitals open in a limited scale a day after Eid.
Following the order, the OPDs in all the government hospitals were open on Thursday, said hospital authorities.
They also said that fewer patients came to the out patient departments of the government hospitals.
‘As it was, the day after Shab-e-Qadr, we received a handful of patients,’ DMCH deputy director Mushfiqur Rahman said on Thursday.
The authorities said that all the hospitals will remain fully open on Saturday.
Early Sunday, DMCH gynaecology department admitted Bilkis Begumat who suffered excessive bleeding after giving birth to a child through the caesarean section.
‘After conducting ultrasound on Monday, the doctors on Tuesday morning said that a part of placenta is inside her and she had to stay hospital for three or four days more for removing the placenta,’ said her husband Minarul Islam.
‘But the on duty doctor discharged my wife at midday and asked us to leave the hospital,’ he said.
DMCH director M Mustafizur Rahman, however, said he would look into the matter.
Hear Ali, another patient, who came all the way from Rajbari, was admitted to the medicine ward.
‘His left arm was numb,’ said his wife.
On Tuesday, Hear Ali was referred to the physical medicine unit. There was no doctor at the unit and it was closed.
‘The doctors discharged us from the unit and asked us to go home. We are yet to get the report of his blood test. My son has to go to Mohakhali to collect the report,’ she said in tears.
Like Bilkis and Hear, a pregnant woman Fatima, was discharged from DMCH, 10 days after she was admitted though she was yet to recover from jaundice.
‘Doctors said that during the Eid vacation, they would not be available at the hospital,’ said Fatima.
‘They asked me to come back on August 26 for admission,’ she said.
At the National Institute of Cardio-Vascular Diseases, angiogram and scheduled operations would remain suspended for seven days,
from August 15 to 21, said resident physician in charge of NICVD, Samir Kumer Kundu.
He said, setting permanent pacemakers would remain suspended from August 15 to 21 except on August 18.
Only emergency vascular surgery and temporary pacemaker setting would continue during the vacation, he said.
Samad, a seven and half year old boy, was underwent tumour surgery on Sunday. The doctors release him on Tuesday and asked them to go Mymensing Medical College after seven days for remover the bandage.
‘Doctors said that they are going to Eid vacation. They asked us to come back if there is any problem,’ said his father Shahar Uddin.
Many patients who did not cured completely wanted to leave the hospital to celebrate the Eid with their dear ones, Samir Kumer Kundu said adding that, ‘In that case we issue discharge letter with their concern.’
At National Institute of Traumatology and Orthopaedic Rehabilitation many patients were released ahead of Eid.
Alif, a two and half year old boy was discharge from hospital. His surgery was conducted 15 days ago and asked to come back after 14 days, said his mother Taklima Akhter.
The hospital officials said the number of patients usually falls significantly during the Eid vacation. Many less critical patients were discharged ahead of Eid, said the NITOR officials
DMCH director said there is a rush at emergency unit and the casualty ward during the Eid holidays.
‘The DMCH continues to receive patients from different parts of the country, including the city hospitals, both private and government, during this period,’ he said.
‘We have taken all measures to handle the rush of the patients at the emergency.’
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