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DGHS to High Court

Action if complaints of sending patients back from hospitals

 Staff Correspondent

 Published: 08:37 PM, 2 July 2020   Updated: 11:10 PM, 2 July 2020

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Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) has submitted a report with the High Court stating that no complaint has been received over the sending back of general patients without treatment, however, the report said that action would be taken against those involved in sending back the patients without treatment in hospitals.

This information was found in a report submitted to the High Court signed by Md. Aminul Hasan, director of DGHS, as per the court’s instructions. 

Writ lawyer Ehsanur Rahman confirmed the matter on Thursday.

The DGHS report said the Ministry of Health, on June 11, directed to ensure medical treatment for Covid-19 and non-Covid-19 patients in all public and private hospitals, clinics and diagnostic centers in the country.

Besides, the hospital branch of the DGHS, on June 18, directed all the hospital clinics in the country to continue the treatment of coronavirus patients in return for the fixed fee (user fee). 

On June 29, all private hospitals were instructed to provide treatment to all types of patients at a fixed fee from any institution with the facility of ORT PCR.

The memorandum states that action will be taken to suspend or cancel the registration of any organization which fails to comply with these instructions or fails to do so.

However, no such allegations have been received so far, so no disciplinary action has been taken. If any written complaint is received in this regard, disciplinary action will be taken.