Writ seeks implementation of ACC’s recommendations to prevent health sector graft

A writ petition was filed with the High Court on Sunday seeking its directives to the Ministry of Health to implement the 25-point recommendation of the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) after identifying 11 areas of corruption in the Health Service Division.


Supreme Court lawyer Ishrat Hasan and lawyer Md Aminur Rahman Chowdhury filed the writ petition .


Two secretaries of the health ministry, director general of Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) and six others have been made respondents to the writ.


The writ petition sought a directive to submit in the form of a report to the court on what action has been taken about the recommendations.


The writ was filed attaching reports published in the newspapers in this regard.


On January 31, 2019, the ACC identified 11 areas of corruption in the health sector and came up with a 25- point recommendation to stop these.


The report identifies various pockets of corruption in the health sector including in purchases, recruitments, promotions, transfers, assignments, medical treatment, use of medical equipment and supply of medicines.


However, as the recommendations were not implemented reports were published in the media in this regard.


Source: United News of Bangladesh