As the villagers objected to keep him home, they took him to Naogaon Sadar Hospital but the doctors there declined to treat him and sent them back
A young man with symptoms of novel coronavirus died at Rajshahi Medical College Hospital (RMCH) on Saturday night.
The deceased was identified as Al Amin, 22, son of Moklesur Rahman, hailing from Alankar Dighi village of Raninagar upazila in Naogaon.
His Moklesur Rahman said Al Amin worked as a clothes shop assistant in Narayanganj. He returned home with severe cold, fever and asthma on Saturday morning.
As the villagers objected to keep him home, they took him to Naogaon Sadar Hospital but the doctors there declined to treat him and sent them back.
They were also turned away from Adamdighi Upazila Health Complex in Bogura.
Later, with the assistance of Raninagar Upazila Nirbahi Officer Al Mamun, the patient was admitted to Raninagar Upazila Health Complex and was later shifted to Naogaon Sadar Hospital and finally to RMCH.
RMCH doctors declared him around 9:30 pm, the father added.
Dr Saiful Ferdous, Deputy Director of RMCH, said Al Amin was admitted with symptoms of novel coronavirus but he had been suffering from meningitis.
The body of the deceased was handed over to the family on that night.
Meanwhile, two other persons suffering from coronavirus symptoms died at a hospital in Barishal.
Bangladesh has so far confirmed 48 cases and five coronavirus deaths. No new case was reported in the last 48 hours, the government said Sunday.