Burma Times – Sittwe (Akyab), Arakan – On 8 April 2014 night, Rakhine nurses killed a pregnant Rohingya woman in Sittwe General hospital, Arakan state. She was admitted to the hospital on 5 April 2014 for a disease related to difficulties in urinating.
The eye-witness (the caretaker of the patient) believes the nurses killed her as per the instructions by the doctor-in-charge of the hospital.
“Hasina Begum (Age 28), daughter of U Baadu @Bodi Alam and spouse of U Shuna Meah @Shomsul Alam, was an internally displaced Rohingya living in the camps of Thanban Ywa (Sommonnya) Lathama of Thay Chaung village tract, Sittwe (Akyab) township. Her father is living under under paralyzed condition in the camps of Depaing (Refot Baariza) Camps. She’s two-months pregnant and also a mother of six-year-old child,
Maung Phoe Lwin. They are originally from the village of Narzi, now razed and non-existent. She was admitted to Sittwe General hospital on 5 April 2014 for a disease related to difficulties in urinating. She became alright by 8 April 2014. But just before her discharge from the hospital, around 9PM on 8 April 2014, two Rakhine nurses arrived at her room in the hospital. When they were about to give her an injection, the caretaker of the her (the patient) told the nurses that she became alright and hence no further injection was needed. Therefore, these nurses beat her (the caretaker of the patient) up and bit her ears. Then, they forcibly gave the injection to the patient saying ‘will you still claim to be Rohingya?’ Just three minutes after the injection, she passed away. And her body was discharged at 2PM on 9 April 2014″ said an internally displaced Rohingya in Sittwe.
“The caretaker of the patient, Jamila Begum (i.e. a cousin sister of the patient),believes the nurses killed her as per the instructions by the doctor-incharge of the hospital. And these sorts of heart-wrenching cases are very frequent here.
“They don’t discharge any Rohingya patients alive from the hospital. Can anybody stop these ruthless brutalities?”