Bangladesh restructures well being companies over COVID-19 rip-off

Dhaka, July 23

Bangladesh’s well being companies on Thursday witnessed a serious restructuring following a rip-off over COVID-19 exams.

Dr ABM Khurshid Alam has been appointed as the brand new director normal of the directorate normal of well being companies (DGHS), a well being ministry spokesman stated.

The new DGHS chief was at the moment serving because the surgical procedure division head of state-run Dhaka Medical College Hospital, it stated.

The official stated the ministry concurrently appointed a brand new DGHS director entrusting him with the cost of overseeing hospitals and clinics.

The new appointments come hours after the federal government stated that it had scrapped the contractual settlement and appointment of Abul Kalam Azad because the chief of the DGHS, a key company within the battle in opposition to the pandemic.

Azad most popular an honourable exit by resigning from his place amid allegations of irregularities.

The scams got here to mild after two non-public services allowed by Azad’s workplace to check COVID-19 and treating sufferers discovered to be concerned in faking the exams.

Their house owners and senior officers of the 2 non-public services are actually below police custody for investigations.

Opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) secretary normal Mirza Fakhrul Islam in an announcement stated the restructuring was not sufficient and well being minister Zahid Malek ought to resign as properly as a result of scandal.

Bangladesh on Thursday reported 50 deaths as a result of coronavirus, taking the nation’s toll to 2,801. The nation has witnessed 216,110 COVID-19 circumstances to date. PTI


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