Health Desk—July 24, 2017: The High Court on Sunday summoned three people including Patuakhali's civil surgeon directing them to appear before it on August 1 for their explanation on an incident of bringing out gauze from the abdomen of a woman more than three months after an operation.
Two other people, who have to appear before the HC, are the head of the Gynaecology department of Sher-e-Bangla Medical College Hospital in Barisal and the proprietor of Niramoy Clinic in Baufal of Patuakhali.
The HC bench of Justice Salma Masud Chowdhury and Justice AKM Zahirul Hoque passed the order on a suomoto (of its own) move following a report headlined “Sare tin mas por pet theke ber holo goj (gauze brought out from abdomen after three and a half months)” published in a national daily on July 22.
The gauze was brought out from the abdomen of one Maksuda Begum, 25, wife of Russel Sardar from Bilbilas village in Baufal upazila, through an operation on July 12 after she was admitted to the hospital in a critical condition, the report reads.
Earlier in March, Maksuda gave birth to a baby girl at Niramoy Clinic in Baufal through a caesarean section, and after a month, she felt severe pain in the abdomen.
Maksuda's digestive tract has been infected, as the gauze remained in the abdomen for a long time, the report said, quoting a doctor of the hospital.