Fire at United Hospital
Writ issued seeking license revocation of United Hospital
Published: 07:56 PM, 1 June 2020 Updated: 07:57 PM, 1 June 2020
A writ petition has been filed in the High Court seeking revocation of the hospital's license in connection with the death of five patients in a fire at the Coronavirus unit of United Hospital in Gulshan. At the same time, the writ petition sought directions for a judicial inquiry into the deaths of the five and compensation to the families of the victims.
On Monday, Supreme Court lawyers Barrister Redwan Ahmed Ranjib and Barrister Hamidul Misbah filed the writ petition in the public interest. The hearing of the writ may be held at the Virtual High Court bench of Justice M. Inayetur Rahim.
Barrister Anik R Haque, counsel for the writ petitioners, said, “We have sought directions to revoke the license of United Hospital in the writ petition in connection with the death of five people in the fire. A petition has been issued to find out why a murder case will not be filed against those involved. In the writ petition, the Secretary of the Ministry of Health, the DG of the Department of Health, the United Hospital Authority and other concerned persons have been made defendants.”
Earlier on May 26 at night a fire broke out at the Coronavirus Isolation Unit of United Hospital in Gulshan-2. The fire service brought the fire under control. Five bodies were later recovered from the spot. Among the dead were four men and a woman. Of them, three were coronavirus infected.