Panic over coronavirus led to negligence, death

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A young Bangladeshi returnee from Canada, whose final hours were allegedly a blur of negligence of Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) doctors, died due to gastrointestinal complications on Saturday noon.

The doctors’ inattention stemmed from their suspicion that the patient had coronavirus, claimed members of her family.

As DMCH is not equipped to test patients for coronavirus and the medical staff did not have protective suits, they allegedly refused to approach the patient until it was too late.

Nazma Amin, 24, was an undergraduate student studying in the business school of the University of Regina in Canada’s Saskatchewan.

She flew back to Dhaka last Monday and started complaining of stomach aches.

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