The four-member probe body formed over the death of three-year-old Raifa Khan at Max Hospital in Chattogram city due to ‘wrong treatment’ started its work on Tuesday.
The probe body arrived in the port city on Tuesday morning and talked to Raifa’s father Rubel Khan and accused physicians at the Chattogram Circuit House.
The four-member probe body was formed following the directives of the High Court. Joint secretary Saifullahil Azam of the Health Service Division under the Health Ministry is chief of the probe committee.
Saifullahil Azam said, “We have talked to both sides and recorded their statements.”
Later, the investigation committee visited Max Hospital at Mehedibagh of the city.
Talking to reporters after making his deposition before the probe panel, Rubel, also a journalist, alleged that his daughter was victim of medical murder. He demanded exemplary punishment of those responsible for it.
He also alleged that he was receiving threat from different quarters to withdraw the case filed over the incident, and demanded Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s intervention for ensuring justice for her daughter.
Raifa Khan, 3, daughter of Rubel Khan, a staff reporter of Dainik Samakal, died due to wrong treatment at the private hospital on June 29 in 2018.
On July 7, two physicians were sacked as a probe committee found their negligence in the treatment of the minor girl that caused her death.
On July 21, a case was filed against four people in connection with the death of Raifa with Chawkbazar Police Station.