Health Desk- Feb 01, 2019: The government has transferred the 23 employees of the health directorate who are allegedly members of a syndicate that made fortunes through corruption.
The health ministry has also formed eight committees to investigate the doctors found absent from work during Anti-Corruption Commission drives at nine hospitals in eight districts.
The ministry issued separate orders on the moves on Thursday. ACC spokesman Pranab Kumar Bhattacharya said the ministry had also notified the commission about the actions.
The 23 employees of the Directorate General of Health Services, or DGHS, have been transferred to different hospitals in Rangamati, Khagrhachharhi, Sunamganj, Barishal, Sirajganj, Rangpur, Bhola, Manikganj, Faridpur, Jamalpur, Netrakona and Naogaon.
The ACC in a letter a week ago recommended immediate transfer and departmental action against them saying they made a “strong racket of corruption” during their long stay at the DGHS.
As part of the crackdown, the ACC conducted the drives on the hospitals and found 40 percent of the doctors absent from work on Jan 21.
Its Director General Munir Chowdhury on that day said the health sector will be under the commission’s watch.