Criticising the Health Ministry's move to 'stop' drives at hospitals by law enforcers, BNP today said it has exposed that the government wants to protect those involved in corruption in the health sector.
"The Health Services Division issued a circular (to refrain law enforcers from raiding hospitals) which proves that the government wants to protect corruption as most officials of health sector are involved in corruption and fraudulent acts, and providing forged certificates. This circular has been issued to protect them," said BNP Senior Joint Secretary General Ruhul Kabir Rizvi.
Speaking at a virtual press conference from Kurigram, he said he feared that the health sector will face even more dire consequences in the coming days and there will be no service available for people.
On Wednesday, Health Services Division of the Health Ministry sent a letter to the home ministry asking it to keep law enforcement agencies away from raiding government and private hospitals.
Rizvi also said flood-affected people are going through a tough time for lack of relief from the government. "I've arrived in Kurigram from Dhaka to see the flood situation. I also visited some other flood-hit districts."
He said they are yet to see any government steps to tackle the flood situation and ensure relief for victims.