HC orders to shut down 14 illegal hospitals in Mohammadpur
Published : 11 Sep 2018, 18:22:24
The High Court (HC) on Tuesday ordered authorities concerned to shut down 14 illegal hospitals in capital’s Mohammadpur area.
A bench of Justice Sheikh Hasan Arif and Justice Sohel Ahmed passed the order today.
The court also issued a rule asking eight respondents including health secretary, director general of Directorate General of Health Services, Dhaka Metropolitan Police commissioner, officer in-charge of Mohammadpur police station to reply in four weeks as to why the court shall not declare their ‘inaction’ in closing down those 14 hospitals, illegal.The High Court also asked them to reply as to why it shall not pass order to take legal actions against people involved in running those illegal hospitals and clinics.
The court came up with the order as rights group Human Rights and Peace for Bangladesh (HRPB) submitted a writ petition in this regard. Advocate Manjil Morshed moved the writ for HRPB.