Thursday, January 17, 2008

Avoid LAB-Aid Hospital

I just received the following email. I felt that I should share it with all the Bangladeshis. The following is not an exception in Bangladesh. It is happening all the time. I do not know whether there are laws to prevent this kind of negligence or whether people are unaware or afraid of taking help of the laws. But something must be done to stop those greedy guys. They deserve some punishment.


Dear all,

My intuition of sending this e-mail to you is to raise my
voice against LabAid Cardiac Hospital and provide a real
picture about LabAid, so that the LabAid hospital change
their attitude with their future customers.

Please read the attached news paper article which was
published on The Daily Janakantha on 19 Dec, 2007, also,
please see the actual condition of my father while he was
under treatment at LabAid Cardiac Hospital:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gnJZIg_x1KI

CAUTION: This video is very graphical!)

The person that you are watching on this video is not in this
world anymore! He died on 11 Nov, 2007 at LabAid Cardiac
Hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh while treating under Prof.(Dr.)
Baren Chakrabarti, Prof. (Dr.) M. Matiur Rahman (who is
actually not a professor, but using this fancy title) and
Prof. (Dr.) Ali Hossain (the best doctors in our country with
some fancy fake title.!!!).

We trusted the fancy ads of LabAid, also trusted the fancy
titled doctors and nurses. But look at the real picture of
LabAid's CCU Bed No. 8. After the surgery they left my father
on the bed without any proper attention. The LabAid doctors
are so busy to catch another new CCU patient, which they
forget about stitching the surgery area of the current
patient. Look at the blood all over the bed! Look at.. how
clean LabAid's CCU unit is!

I raised my voice when I saw the real picture of LabAid. For
raising my voice I got slapped on my face in front of the all
the people by the LabAid G.M. Mr. Imran Chowdhury.

I am sure LabAid doctors who were involve with my father's
treatment has got a good amount of share from the bill, but
can they really tell that the hospital/or even the doctor's
has done a proper treatment for that helpless guy Mr. A. K.
M. Fazlul Haq (my father)? He was just lying on the CCU Bed
No. 8 helplessly for 15 days and expecting his sons, also the
doctors will take care of him properly. We have done our part
from the bottom of our heart; we were ready to spend all of
our savings and everything to get a proper treatment for our
father, because he is our father who took care of us
properly. But Mr. or Ms. Lab Aid administrators....Have you
guys taken care of my father properly? I am sure you did not,
because I am the one who is one of your victims. How come a
person who didn't even have any heart surgery or any type of
major surgery, but got a bill for 5 and Half lac taka (BD Tk.
5,00, 000.00, AU$8,155.00 , US$7,288.00)???

Dr. Lutfor Rahman (Head of LabAid's Cardiac Hospital) (I am
pointing you because you are the golden son of our country),
do you guys still wanna claim that Heart Surgery is cheaper
in Bangladesh now? On 11 Nov, 2007 when my auntie (Ms.
Sharmin Naaz, Assitt. Commissioner of Taxes, Bangladesh
Govt.) went to see with you regarding my father's bill that
time you mentioned about your contribution in Bangladesh. You
were also talking about you can make 1 lac take in a matter
of second. Well, done Dr. Lutfor Rahman...Well done! We're
really proud of your contribution (?) to our country! Here is
one of your biggest contributions to our country's medical
history which was published on the Daily Janakantha on 19
Dec, 2007 -- ("Lab Aid has become a human killing machine"
The Daily Janakantha, 19 Dec, 2007")

Life is very interesting Dr. Lutfor Rahman! When we lost our
love ones then we feel for it, but then we forget about it.
Instead of forgetting about my father's death, I want to
raise my voice against LabAid Cardiac Hospital and request
all of you to "STOP GOING TO THE LabAID for any heart
treatment" and wanna make those doctors to understand that
they should not play with any humans life, because no matter
how powerful or rich they could be, they will never be able
to give a life back to a dead man's life! So, STOP playing
around with a human life, OKAI Dr. Lutfor Rahman, Prof (Dr.)
Baren Chakraborty, also the others who are involve in this
human killing business!

The LabAid hospital needs to know a little bit about the
power of Internet in disseminating information. I will
request to all of you also do the same (when forwarding the
article, send CC or copies to the lab-aid related addresses,
so that the LabAid individuals feel a little shame every time
they receive a copy of this email).

Here are the email addresses of the LabAid individuals with
their full name:

Prof. (Dr.) Baren Chakraborty -
baren_chakraborty@yahoo.com
Prof (Dr.) Matiur Rahman -
prof.motiur@labaidgroup.com
Dr. Lutfor Rahman - lutfor@labaidgroup.com

cardiacsurgery@labaidgroup.com
prof.jalal@labaidgroup.com
cardiology_lch@labaidgroup.com
admin_lch@labaidgroup.com
marketing_lch@labaidgroup.com
hospitalcoordinator_lch@labaidgroup.com

Thanks for all of your time!

With regards,

M. P. Masum
Sr. Software Engineer
Accenture Australia Ltd.
Wollongong, NSW 2500
Mobile: + 61 401 485 243
e-mail: mpmasum@gmail.com

2 comments:

Kazi Nasim Ahmed said...

Dear Masum Bhai,


My father also faced a tragic incident like this in Ibn Sina Hospital. He also was maltreated there and died but the hospital authority is not ackoledging any liability. I wrote a letter in the New Age, a Bangladeshi daily on 12 the September 2007 which is as under:

Negligence in duty

On August 30, my father was admitted to Ibn Sina hospital with hiccup problem. He was being treated under Dr Sk Abdul Kader and his bed number was M-20.
First, I was astonished to see that although my father was admitted at 10.00 PM he was attended by the doctor after long one hour at 11.00 PM and that too on our repeated persuasion as his condition was deteriorating fast.
However, on that night the consultant attended him and as per his suggestion different tests were done. His blood test report dated August 30 reveals that sodium content went down (reading 113) and as per suggestion of the consultant, treatment of the patient started by undertaking sodium correction.
After attending on August 30, the consultant did not visit the patient on August 31, despite repeated call from the duty doctor and us. On September 1 when his condition further deteriorated, the consultant attended the patient at around 10.00 PM. In the meantime, due to rapid and excessive correction of sodium (blood test on September 2 reveals sodium content to be 158) the patient's condition deteriorated and he became unconscious. His blood pressure fell drastically and he was on the verge of collapse.
It may be mentioned that during the correction period, electrolytes report was expected to be constantly monitored to check against any excessive correction as it may lead to permanent CNS injury but the same was not done due to the gross negligence on the part of the consultant and the doctors concerned.
When we contacted the duty doctor on September 2 at 12.00 midnight, he visited the patient and declared that he had nothing to do as the condition of the patient was very serious. Despite our repeated call no body from the ICU came to attend the patient. Finding no other alternative we requested the duty doctor to arrange shifting of the patient to another hospital. He then later was shifted to Millennium Hospital at 01.00 AM where he is undergoing treatment and his condition still remains critical.
It is unfortunate that despite our repeated call, the consultant, Dr Sk. Abdul Kader, did not pay a single visit to Millennium Hospital to monitor my father's condition.
This kind of negligence, which may lead to fatal consequence, is unacceptable from a hospital like Ibn Sina. I urge the authorities concerned to investigate the matter and demand compensation for the negligence on the part of the doctors and the hospital authority.
Kazi Nasim Ahmed
Zigatola Notun Rasta, Dhaka

The Daily Star also published my letter as under:

Doctors' negligence
Kazi Nasim Ahmed, Dhanmondi, Dhaka


On August 30, my father was admitted to a city hospital.

I was astonished to see that although my father was admitted at 10.00pm he was attended by the doctor after long one hour at 11.00pm and that too on our repeated persuasion as his condition was deteriorating fast.

However, on that night the consultant attended him and as per his suggestion different tests were done. His blood test report dated August 31 reveals that sodium content went down (reading 113; sample received at 0.31.30 AM) and as per suggestion of the consultant, treatment of the patient started by undertaking sodium correction.

After attending on August 30, the consultant did not visit the patient on August 31, despite repeated calls from the duty doctor and us. On September 1 when his condition further deteriorated, the consultant attended the patient at around 10.00pm. In the meantime, due to rapid and excessive correction of sodium (blood test on September 2 reveals sodium content to be 158, sample received at 0.49.30 AM and 168.5, sample received at 3.00 AM) the patient's condition deteriorated and he became unconscious. His blood pressure fell drastically and he was on the verge of collapse.

It may be mentioned that during the correction period, electrolytes report was expected to be constantly monitored to check against any excessive correction as it may lead to permanent CNS injury but the same was not done due to the gross negligence on the part of the consultant and the doctors concerned.

When we contacted the duty doctor on September 2 at 12.00 midnight, he visited the patient and declared that he had nothing to do as the condition of the patient was very serious. Despite our repeated call nobody from the ICU came to attend the patient. Finding no other alternative we requested the duty doctor to arrange shifting of the patient to another hospital. He then was shifted to another hospital where he underwent treatment till 12 September 2007 and expired on 13 September.

It is unfortunate that despite our repeated call, the consultant did not pay a single visit to the hospital (where my father was shifted) to monitor my father's condition.

This kind of negligence, which may lead to fatal consequences, is unacceptable from a hospital. I urge the authorities concerned to investigate the matter and demand compensation for the negligence on the part of the doctors and the hospital authorities. I can provide all the details if such an investigation is done.


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Despite all those facts the hospital authority did not take any step to punish the ill-doers.





Kazi Nasim Ahmed

Hose No 88, Road No: 8A

Dhanmondi R.A

Dhaka-1209

Phone: 01819122524

amzad said...

Dear Masum Bhai!
we have full sympathy to you and your family. I lost my father in the year 1972 when i was just 10 years. In that night at CMH(combined military hospital ,Dhaka) my father breath his last for wrong treatment of doctor. so. I can realize your feelings. This is the reality of our society ie, how much it becomes corrupted.. I 'm fighting against corruption since 1984. You may please jion with me to fight these bad elements of the society. Please read my blog at yahoo 360' .ID amzadP . my email is engr_amzad_hossain@yahoo.com