The High Court today directed the government to immediately shut down 14 hospitals in Dhaka's Mohammadpur as they have no valid license.
The court also issued a rule asking the authorities concerned of the government to explain why they should not be directed to remove the hospitals from the area and why they should not be directed to take appropriate legal action against the persons responsible for operation of those hospitals without having valid required license.
The hospitals are BDM Hospital and Diagnostic Center, Shebika General Hospital, Jonosheba Nursing Home And Diagnostic Center, Life Care Nursing Home, Royal Multispecialty Hospital Nawab Siraj ud-Daulah Manoshik and Madokashakto Hospital, Manmita Mental Hospital, Plazma Medical Service and Clinic, Shefa Hospital and Diagnostic Centre, Islamia Mental Hospital, Crescent Hospital and Diagnostic Complex, Mokka Median General Hospital and Diagnostic Centre, New Wellcare hospital and Bangladesh Trauma Specialized Hospital.
The HC bench of Justice Sheikh Hasan Arif and Justice Ahmed Sohel passed the order and issued the rule following a writ petition filed by Human Rights and Peace for Bangladesh seeking necessary order on the operative to shut down the hospitals as they have no valid required license.
Advocate Monjil Murshed appeared for the petitioner while Deputy Attorney General Mokhlesur Rahman represented the government.