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‘Make blood tests a must before marriage’

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Health Desk-- 6th July, 2018: A writ petition filed with the High Court (HC) on Thursday sought its directive on the government to take necessary steps to compel brides and grooms to submit blood test reports on thalassaemia or drug addiction to registrars before marriage.

As a public interest litigation, advocate Sayada Shahin Ara Laily submitted the petitio.

Petitioner's lawyer Advocate Md Aklas Uddin Buiyan said, as per the petition, a thalassaemia-affected parent  may be responsible for the birth of a disabled child. Drug addiction may affect a parent's sexual health as well.

Cabinet secretary, law secretary, senior secretary to the health ministry, director general of department of health services, director general of department of narcotics control and the inspector general of police were made respondents to the rule.

The lawyers, however, said the HC may hold hearing on the petition on Sunday.