Monday, February 23, 2015
Patient missing from MMCH found from pond
Malda, 16 February, 2015: An under treatment patient missing from Malda Medical College Hospital (MMCH) was recovered from a nearby pond after four hours today. The patient Muskerul Islam (20) was admitted to MMCH again reportedly in a serious condition. The incident has raised question regarding the security in MMCH again.
It has been learnt from MMCH sources that the youth from Achintola village of Pukhuria police station was injured in a road accident few months back. He was under treatment at his house since then. But recently he developed sort of depression in him and tried to commit suicide by consuming pesticide on 14 February. He was rushed to MMCH.
But he went missing from male medical ward in MMCH last night around 8 pm. The family members immediately drew the attention of MMCH authorities as well as police. After hunting for long Muskerul was recovered from a pond at the vicinity of MMCH.
Asgar Ali, a relative of the patient said, “When I returned after buying medicines for him, I found that Muskerul was not on his bed. I immediately knocked the nurses and other health staff. Later he was rescued from a pond.”
Medical super cum vice principal of MMCH Dr MA Rashid said that fiure brigade personnel rescued the patient from the pond. It was being looked into how the patient left the hospital.