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Sexual harassment of a covid-19 patient at Khulna hospital

A female coronavirus positive patient has allegedly sexually harassed by a ward boy. This incident took place in Khulna dedicated corona hospital in Nurnagar area of Khulna which is managed by Khulna Medical College Hospital authority. This female patient of 26 years old was tested corona positive and admitted to hospital on 6th June. Ward boy Nazrul Islam has been annoying her from the very beginning. He has been trying to touch her with various pretexts.
It was around 2:00 am on Saturday when ward boy Nazrul took the female patient to a solitary area of the hospital in the guise of an emergency. The patient managed to save herself and complained the matter to duty nurses. Later she was released with condition of home quarantine and the alleged ward boy was fired.
That ward boy was not a regular employee of the hospital, he was outsourced. As no written complaint was filed, no legal action was taken but every one of the hospital is directed to be vigilant to avoid further unwanted incidents. It seems isolation area of covid hospitals are becoming a new concern for female patients.


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Shihab Uddin Ahmed is with Dhaka News since 2011. He has long experience of writing on various issues for web medium. He has a masters degree from Jagannath University. You can read his science articles in English and Bengali on https://fromreadingtable.com
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