Shafiul Alam Chagir was taken to three hospitals one by one after he felt chest pain. But no hospital provided him treatment.
He was later taken to Chattogram's Parkview Hospital where doctors pronounced him dead.
Chagir, was the general secretary of Bayezid Thana Awami League. Although died from heart disease on Tuesday morning, he was denied treatment on suspicion of having Covid-19.
It is learned that Shafiul Alam was first taken to Chattogram Medical College Hospital. But he was denied treatment there and later in two other hospitals - a private medical centre and Parkview Hospital. However, relatives managed to admit him to Parkview hospital with various attempts, but he died soon after.
"On Tuesday morning, a secretary of our Thana Awami League had a stroke. Although he was taken to three or four hospitals, he was not admitted to any of them on the pretext that the hospitals were full," said Chattogram City Corporation Mayor AJM Nasir during a videoconferencing with the Chief Secretary of the Prime Minister's Office Ahmed Kaikaus.
Later, when he was taken to Parkview Hospital, doctors examined him and found that he was no longer alive.
Aminul Haque Babu, deputy governor of the Bangladesh Human Rights Commission, said not only Chagir, but many people in Chattogram were dying due to lack of treatment.
Private hospitals cut people's pockets in the good old days but now they are turning patients away, he vented.
Although the administration has promised to take action against them, no action has been taken yet. The number of deaths is increasing every day. In this way, people will die more due to lack of treatment. Therefore, the administration should take strict action against the culprits.