Part-2: Lab Aid Hospital : The Killing Machine.

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Lab Aid Hospital : The Killing Machine.

(Originally Publisher on Xanthis Blog . This article published same to same as the source blog. Without editing.)

Complaints of mistreatment at Lab Aid Hospital are nothing new. Mismanagement, over-billing, erred treatment, misbehavior of stuffs, have been told of for last few months due to some incidents centralizing Lab Aid Hospital. All these dirty things have been camouflaged by fancy advertisements with handsome models and TV jingles sung by Habib Wahid. But, by this time, people those have earned experience of getting treatment in Lab Aid Hospital, have come to know what dirty & shabby staffs are being hidden under those fancy commercials.

Death of The New Born Baby

Death of a new-born baby, whose parents come from Old Dhaka, claimed that their child died from erred Lab Aid treatment. The thing was simple and nothing legally wrong with Lab Aid still then. But some incidents those took place in Press Club while mourning parents preparing a press conference, led people to smell a rat. First of all, the booking of dead child’s parents for press conference floor at Press Club was suddenly canceled by authority and the authority was just unreachable, in phones & personally. Secondly, when that couple came to street in front of Press Club surrounded by people & journalists, some musclemen pushed them out of the scene forcefully after few minutes. Then, some reporters contacted that couple and came to know, that the Press Club president has been bribed off by Lab Aid authority and some musclemen hired by Lab Aid authority showed up & threatened them while appearing to streets. Even the local police was biased and probably well-fed by Lab Aid, denied to take any action though they have been approched. Then people understood the thing, this desperation of Lab Aid to suppress the total thing fully shows that that child has died from erred treatment of Lab Aid. Father of that child told to bdnews24, “We came to Lab Aid & were ready to pay to be served with the treatment which Lab Aid shows in their advertisements to offer. But look what they did to my child. They killed my child.”

Death of The Heart Patient, Father of a Former Student of My University

Read on the death of father of a former student of my university, who died from erred treatment of Lab Aid Cardiac Hospital. Look at the video that what hides behind fancy commercials. The video given bellow is of the Bed-9 of Lab Aid Cardiac Hospital’s Coronary Care Unit (CCU), where his father died on the following day of taking this video. Bleeding is going on from stitches, wall of the room is too poor to make comment, the room is horribly shabby for Lab Aid. I know there are poorer hospitals which have more horrifying scenes than this. But this is the room and this is the treatment, for which Lab Aid charged Tk.5, 00,000 from the family. Read further on this which has been written by the son of this person. The son of the person, who died from erred treatment of Lab Aid Cardiac Hospital.


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 Lab Aid’s CCU Bed No. 8. After the surgery they left my father on the bed without any proper attention. The Lab Aid 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 Lab Aid’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 Lab Aid G.M. Mr. Imran Chowdhury.I am sure Lab Aid 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. Lutfur 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, Assistant 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 around with a human life, OKAI Dr. Lutfor Rahman, Prof (Dr.) Baren Chakraborty, also the others who are involve in this human killing business!



Please raise your voice against these criminals who play with human lives, not only that, they charge high for this dirty game. Please let as more friends and relatives as you can let know about this incident. Warn them about Lab Aid Hospital. Let them know what hides behind fancy commercials. You may do this or not, at least keep yourselves away of Lab Aid Hospital.


Shakira grieves with Sidr-hit children video.

Bangladesh beat New Zealand XI in Cyclone Sidr Relief Match

Bangladesh defeated a New Zealand Cricket (NZC) XI by four wickets in a day-night Twenty20 game in Hamilton to pick up their first win of the tour. After the Bangladeshi bowlers had restricted NZC XI to a modest 133, Farhad Reza’s 17-ball 31 propelled the visitors to a win with three overs to spare.

Sent in, NZC XI had a slow start reaching 19 for 2 in 5.3 overs. They were propped up by James Marshall and Scott Styris who added 39 for the fifth wicket. Marshall top scored with an unbeaten 33, which included one six and a four. For the Bangladeshis, opening bowler Shahadat Hossain took 3 for 15 off his four overs.

The visitors’ chase began poorly with the openers falling cheaply but the next five batsmen contributed with scores over 20 to ensure victory. Three run-outs had threatened to derail the Bangladeshis’ reply, but Reza and Mehrab Hossain jnr added 47 for the sixth wicket to ease their side’s concerns. Michael Mason was the most effective NZC XI bowler, conceding only 21 runs off his four overs.

After having lost two of their three previous games of the tour – with one match abandoned, the Bangladeshis will take some confidence from this win, which comes ahead of the first ODI against New Zealand on Wednesday.

The game was a charity match to help raise funds for people affected by Cyclone Sidr, which ripped through Bangladesh in November and killed more than 3000 people. The ICC also donated US$250,000 to the Bangladesh Relief Fund at the start of the match.


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Shakira grieves with Sidr-hit children.

Renowned singer Shakira comforts 11-year-old Sidr-orphan Nipa hearing the child's ordeal during her Monday's visit to cyclone-hit areas in Patuakhali. Courtesy: Unicef

Renowned singer Shakira comforts 11-year-old Sidr-orphan Nipa hearing the child's ordeal during her Monday's visit to cyclone-hit areas in Patuakhali. Courtesy: Unicef

It is hard to imagine celebrities being emotional. Let alone global mega pop stars. But, when Colombian singer and songwriter Shakira sat in a Dhaka hotel visibly shaken from her visit to Sidr-hit areas, it is easy to understand why she was chosen as a Unicef goodwill ambassador.

Speaking to The Daily Star after returning from the daylong tour, Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll passionately recalled her experience in the cyclone-hit areas, often pausing to sigh and reflect between sentences.

“She sang to me a song of grief. It was a beautiful song in Bengali…It said, ‘Mother, wherever you are, write to me’. I will never forget her voice,” Shakira recalled the moments she spent with Nipa, an 11-year-old girl left orphan by Sidr, in Patuakhali.

But, like so much of what she stands for, Shakira also found hope. “Amid all this calamity, sadness and grief, I saw kids playing, singing and smiling in this semi-destroyed school. It was like an oasis…of relief,” she said, speaking about Child Friendly Spaces, an institution where children traumatised by the deadly cyclone’s devastation spend their days playing and learning.

“This made me think more than ever that the world should focus on providing these safe spaces where the children can grow healthy up in places away from trouble, at least for a few hours,” she said, her eyes beaming with the audacity of such hope.

“Where children can be children, play and sing. It’s much more than learning, it’s a place where children can socialise and communicate with children,” she said.

“I loved hearing the kids say they dream about becoming doctors and nurses…They all had positive dreams. That’s what I want to leave Bangladesh knowing some of these kids will be given the opportunity to accomplish their dreams,” she said, wishing to see the results when she again visits Bangladesh.

Still coming to terms with what she had seen in the southern part of the country, Shakira said, “I was devastated to see that entire villages were wiped away. Everything they had was gone…that touched me. The loss of so many human lives…I will never forget the faces of the mothers who lost their children.

“Bangladesh and its people need attention, international attention from governments, NGOs and regular people as well,” she said.

The Unicef goodwill ambassador had already planned on visiting Bangladesh but brought the visit forward after seeing the damage caused by cyclone Sidr. As part of her wider plans, she visited a Unicef project in Rajshahi where “hard-to-reach-children” spend days in centres away from the streets.

Shakira has been working with children since she was 18 when she built a foundation called Pies Descalzos, meaning “bare feet” in Spanish.

The seeds of inspiration had been sown a decade earlier at the age of eight. Her father was bankrupt and her family just lost most of what they had.

Her father used to take her to a park in the more run-down part of the town, where she found kids sniffing glue and was shattered by the sight of their hardship. “From that point I decided I will do something to help them one day,” Shakira recalls.

“I always felt very committed to review the issues that children face, maybe because I grew up in a country like Colombia, where children face the same problems like children in Bangladesh and elsewhere,” she said.

“Children are the most vulnerable population in the world and at the same time they are our only hope for a safer world,” she said, adding, “We are all concerned about a better future and a more secure place for our children, our children’s children and for us.”

Any attempt to question that commitment is quickly foiled by a well-prepared, sharply honed answer when she was pressed on how she deals with the fact that in a few months she will be singing in a glitzy concert when the children here will still be struggling with their daily lives.

“I guess it’s using that spotlight that shines on me during that concert and moving it away from me to put on the issues that need that attention. This is what I can do in my own small way,” Shakira was unhesitant in her reply.

She feels this is a commitment to a broader movement, a collective call of the time and her generation.

“I’m sure my generation is not willing to tolerate any more of the brutalities in these countries. We are tired of it. In the next years, my generation will have the power and it’s not little. So, it’s a great power that we have to communicate and that’s why I’m part of the social issues,” she said passionately.

The 30-year-old feels that the passion is shared by others of her generation. “I can do things in a very small way in the community of young people who want to do something about all this. These little things make great changes.”