Health Desk-23 July, 2020: The High Court on Wednesday observed that the authorities concerned of the government should remain cautious so that private hospitals cannot go beyond control.
The authorities should have restrained the owners of some private hospitals from showing their powers, the HC bench of Justice M Enayetur Rahim said during virtual hearing of five writ petitions filed seeking necessary orders to ensure treatment of patients at all hospitals.
The bench made the observation in response to a discussion over the Shahabuddin Medical College Hospital's owners reportedly meeting with the home minister after the law enforcers raided the hospital for irregularities, court sources said.
The court also said duties of mobile court magistrates are to conduct the courts on specific allegations and punish the offenders, but a few of them are talking to the media to justify their actions.The HC judge asked Attorney General Mahbubey Alam to look into the matter.
The attorney general told the HC that the government has taken necessary steps so that the private hospitals run properly.
On July 6, the HC asked the DG of DGHS to take necessary measures so that the patients, who are deprived of treatment at any hospital, can lodge complaints with the office concerned by email.
It also asked the authorities concerned to take necessary steps so that the patients suffering from serious diseases like cancer and kidney are tested for Covid-19, test reports are provided within 36 to 48 hours, and their treatment is ensured at the hospitals concerned.
Aneek R Haque, Mahfuzur Rahman Milon, and Yeadia Zaman also appeared for the petitioners, while Attorney General Mahbubey Alam represented the state