Medical &Health

Stop operation of all illegal clinics, diagnostic centers in 72 hrs: DGHS

The Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) on Thursday directed the authorities concerned to close all unregistered clinics, private hospitals and diagnostic centres across the country within 72 hours.

The instruction was given after a meeting chaired by Additional Director General (Admin) of DGHS Prof Dr Ahmedul Kabir at DGHS conference room in the afternoon.

The directors of all illegal clinics, diagnostic centers and private hospitals, civil surgeons and divisional and upazila health officers have been asked to enforce the instruction.

The meeting also decided to give a deadline to renew their license. If the hospitals, clinic and diagnostic centers fail to renew their licenses within the deadline then their operation will be suspended.

The meeting also decided that harsh action including revoking the licenses will be taken against hospitals and clinics if they allow other people to stay at the operation theaters other than registered physicians.

Besides, no clinic, private hospital and diagnostics center will be allowed to run their activities until they get a license.

Source: United News of Bangladesh