Friday, July 10th, 2020

Regent Hospital chairman Shahed’s father dies of Covid-19

Published 10:29 pm | July 10, 2020

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Online desk : Fugitive Regent Hospital chairman Md Shahed’s father has died from Covid-19 infection at the Universal Medical College Hospital in Dhaka on Thursday.
Managing Director of the Universal Medical Dr Ashish Kumar told journalists that Shahed’s father Sirajul Islam passed away while undergoing treatment.

“Shahed admitted his father on July 4. His father’s test came positive at our hospital. But before that, he was tested negative for Covid-19 thrice.

“I asked Shahed to take his father to his hospital, as it was a Covid-19 dedicated one; in reply he said that his hospital did not have the required service,”Dr Ashish said.

“Shahed even inquired about his father’s health on the same night RAB raided his hospital. But since then, his phone has been switched off,” he said.

“We were not able to contact Shahed to let him know about his father’s demise. His wife is a news anchor at BTV, one of her colleagues was informed about the matter. Then a relative or a closed one came to the hospital to take the body,” Ashish further said.

Shahed is currently wanted by the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) for Covid-19 report scam.

On Wednesday, a RAB team led by Magistrate Sarwar Alam raided two branches of Regent Hospital in Dhaka and found around 6,000 fake Covid-19 reports, which had been sent out without conducting any tests.

The hospital is also accused of charging Tk 3,500 per test, despite of it being a Covid-19 dedicated hospital.

Both the branches of the hospital was shut down and sealed by RAB on the following day.A case was filed with Uttara West police station against Shahed and 17 others as well.

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