Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Maungdaw, Arakan: On 16th June 2014, Doctor in Charge of General Hospital Maungdaw Township got a Rohingya patient arrested by Maungdaw Police because he (the patient) didn’t buy medicines from his pharmaceutical store, but from an outside one, after getting treatment in his private clinic according to local Rohingya in Maugdaw.
“Mohammed Johar (son of) Saya Hashim is a local Rohingya of Myoma Kayindan (Shidda Fara), Maungdaw Township. He had fallen sick and hence, on 16th June 2014, he went to see Dr. Kyaw Maung Maung Thein, government appointed doctor in charge of Maungdaw Township General Hospital, in his private clinic.
He got treated by the doctor and paid all due charges to the doctor. However, the doctor scolded him and behaved badly with him because he bought medicines prescribed by the doctor from an outside pharmacy, not from pharmacy attached to his clinic.
Then, around 4PM of the day, the doctor lodged an arbitrary complaint at Maungdaw Police station accusing the Rohingya patient of stealing his (the doctor’s) mobile phone. Shortly afterwards, Police arrived at Myoma Kayindan Market and arrested the Rohingya patient.
Police released him later in the evening having extorted Kyat 300,000” said a local in Maungdaw.
“Mohammed Johar didn’t buy the medicines from the doctor’s pharmacy because medicines in the store are sold at a hiked-price double to market price. For that, the doctor had him arrested by police and had police extort money from him. Does the doctor practice according to Hippocratic Oath?” he questioned.
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