Thursday, 13 August 2020

Maungdaw, Arakan State: A Rohingya vehicle driver who suffered from stomach pain went to the clinic of a surgeon from Maungdaw general hospital, was died within half an hour after taking medicines of doctor’s prescription on March 15, according to an elder from Maungdaw.

“Dr.Kyaw Myo Aung, the surgeon from Maungdaw general hospital, had opened a private clinic where he sited most of his time to earn extra money where he charges 2000 kyat to 10000 kyat depend on patient.”

The Rohingya vehicle driver, Zaibul Rahaman, went to Dr.Kyaw Myo Aung’s private clinic while he suffered from stomach pain at 5:00pm and Dr. Kyaw checked up and gave a medical prescription and also advised to take rest after taking medicines, said a family member of Zaibul.

“Zaibul took the medicines as per medical prescription of Dr. Kyaw, but he fell down and lost consciousness and died after taking the medicines at 5:30pm in his home and the family members rushed to the clinic with medicines and informed the condition of patient. The doctor said it is not for medicines and it is only for fall down of blood pressure.”

The family members informed to concerned authority, but no action or inquire were taken on the accident.

In Maungdaw, any Rohingya who want to admit for treatment in Maungdaw general hospital, must first check up in the private clinic of any doctor from hospital who had opened clinic in town and then the doctor will recommend to admit in hospital. But, he/she must pay 5000 kyat to the hospital staff for better services; otherwise the staff will not take care of you.