Published:  02:31 AM, 12 February 2019

'Why pregnant UNO made OSD?'


Two ruling party MPs yesterday demanded departmental probe into why Sadar Upazila Nirhabi Officer (UNO) of Narayanganj Hosne Ara Begum Bina has been made an officer on special duty (OSD) during her pregnancy for unknown reasons.

Taking floor on the point of order, former State Minister for Women and Children Affairs Meher Afroz Chumki raised the issue in parliament while AL MP Shamim Osman supported her regretting the incident in his constituency.

Citing Bina's Facebook post, Chumki said Bina conceived after nine years of their marriage. "When she went to doctor for checkup, she suddenly came to know that she was made OSD and fell sick instantly due to mental stress."

Bina later gave birth to a premature baby who is now in hospital in a critical state, the AL MP said adding, "We can realize her mental situation and the condition of her baby at this moment."  Shamim wanted to know at whose directive Bina had been made OSD and mentioned that UNO Bina carried out her duty successfully in the December-30 national election in his constituency.

"After knowing that she is pregnant, I even advised her not to take stress while discharging her duties in the election. But I feel ashamed that the honest and successful UNO was made OSD which was nothing but injustice to her," Shamim said.Deputy Speaker Fazle Rabbi Mia who was presiding over the House expressed the hope that the Public Administration Minister will take realistic steps in this regard.

A day after she was made OSD on February 4, Bina gave birth to a 'moderately preterm' baby at 31 weeks through caesarean section at a hospital in the capital on February 5.She made a Facebook post in the early hours of February 9, expressing her disappointment at the treatment she received, taking the administration by storm.


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