DGHS closes 25 unlicensed medical facilities in Dhaka, Ctg

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TBS Report

August 29, 2022, 6:35 p.m.

Last modification: August 29, 2022, 6:40 p.m.

DGHS. Photo: Zia Chowdhury/TBS

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DGHS. Photo: Zia Chowdhury/TBS

Twenty-five unlicensed hospitals and diagnostic centers have been cordoned off in Dhaka and Chattogram during campaigns launched by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

In Dhaka, eight hospitals and diagnostic centers were closed on Monday August 29.

These are Khilgaon General Hospital, Basabo Central General Hospital, Kanak General Hospital in Matuail, Salman Hospital and Shanir Akhra Diagnostic Center, Khidmah Diagnostic Center Life Care at Bakshibazar, Dhaka General Hospital at Chankharpool, Hair Transplant Cosmetic Surgery Consult and Diagnosis Center and Dhaka Pain and Spine Center at Banani.

Prof. Dr. Ahmedul Kabir, Additional Director General (Administration) of DGHS, said the campaign had been launched to restore discipline in the health sector.

Chattogram Civil Surgeon Dr Ilias Chowdhury said 17 unlicensed medical facilities were cordoned off in the port city during Monday’s drive.

Health centers include two private hospitals – Desh Medical Service and Treatment Eye Hospital.

The campaign against illegal hospitals will continue until Thursday.

Earlier on May 26, a 72-hour operation was conducted and three months were given to unregistered health entities to register.

In May, 1,641 health facilities were closed in raids on hospitals and clinics across the country. Around Tk 26,000,000 in revenue was generated during the campaign by fines institutions and issuing new licenses.

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