Health Minister Zahid Maleque has said that the ongoing drive against illegal healthcare facilities in Bangladesh will continue so that no one can do business with peoples’ lives.
The minister said this after visiting Rajshahi Sadar Hospital on Thursday (September 15, 2022) morning.
“We won’t let any healthcare facility operate if they don’t provide services in a proper way,” the Minister said.
Replying to a question, Zahid added that those healthcare facilities which have been closed will remain so until they use proper medical accessories and manpower.
“According to the government’s rule, no healthcare facility can operate without licenses. Till now, we’ve closed down around 2,000 hospitals and clinics due to not having licenses. We have some conditions that the healthcare facilities will have to follow if they want to continue their operation,” the minister added.
About Rajshahi Sadar Hospital, Zahid said that he has found a shortage of manpower there and will address the issues through outsourcing and recruitment.
Besides, the minister has also assured of upward expansion of the hospital building so that the hospital can accommodate a large number of patients.