October 19, 2021, 1:24 pm
Jewel Chowdhury, Habiganj: One prisoner died in Habiganj jail after being attacked by corona. Another prisoner is undergoing treatment at Corona Ward of Habiganj Sadar Hospital. As a result, there is panic among the prisoners in the jail. It is learned that many people are not leaving the jail ward.
According to jail sources, a prisoner named Ayub Ali (55) of Madhabpur fell ill with corona on the morning of April 26. He was rushed to Habiganj Sadar Hospital and later to Sylhet MAG Osmani Medical College Hospital where he died on the same night. On the other hand, another detainee in his forties fell ill with corona on Tuesday morning and was admitted to Habiganj Sadar Hospital. He is currently undergoing treatment there. As a result, there is panic among the accused in the district jail. Many are not leaving the ward out of fear. Apart from this, there is panic among the officials and employees of the jail.
Civil Surgeon Dr. Mostafizur Rahman had several phone calls on his mobile phone at 11 pm last night but he could not be reached for comment. Moreover, when Deputy Civil Surgeon Dr. Mukhlesur Rahman Ujjal was called on his mobile phone, he also did not receive it. There are allegations against them for not receiving phone calls.
When contacted at 11:30 pm, Md. Joynal Abedin Vaiyar of Habiganj Jail said that two of them had received positive reports. One died at Sylhet Medical College and the other is undergoing treatment at Habiganj Sadar Hospital. However, he does not remember the name of the patient.