The HC bench of Justice FRM Nazmul Ahasan and Justice KM Kamrul Kader is likely to hear the writ on Wednesday, said Suman.
According to WHO and Unicef reports, about 77 percent of the caesarean sections that took place in Bangladesh last year were unnecessary. Besides, caesarean sections increased by 51 percent between 2016 and 2018.
Suman said about 95 percent of the income at clinics come from caesarean sections which are being done without any consultation. “If the current tendency continues, it might lead the country to a serious crisis. That’s why the writ petition was filed,” he said.
He said no step has yet been taken by the government to monitor the situation.
The petitioner prayed to the court to issue a rule on the authorities concerned to explain as to why their inaction to monitor the matter should not be declared illegal.
Health Secretary, Director General of the Directorate General of Health Services and others concerned have been made respondents to the writ.
Gazipur, June 25 (UNB) – Two people were killed and four others injured as a truck hit a pickup in the city early Tuesday.
The deceased were identified as Mohammad Naim, hailing from Kishoreganj district, and Mohammad Alam, 10, son of Kajal in Abdar village in Sreepur upazila.
Officer-in-charge of Kotwali Police Station Samir Sutradhar said the truck crashed into the Sreepur-bound pickup from behind at Purabari around 2:30am, leaving two of its passengers dead on the spot and four others injured.
Police recovered the bodies and sent those to Shaheed Tajuddin Ahmad Medical College Hospital for autopsy.
Naim met the accident while going to his father-in-laws’ house at Mawna of Sreepur from Tongi.
Islamic University (Kushtia), June 25 (UNB) – An international seminar on 'Natural products for drug discovery and development' will be held at Islamic University (IU) in Kushtia on Wednesday.
IU Applied Chemistry and Chemical Engineering department will organise the seminar at Room-140 of the university’s Applied Science and Technology building in the morning, sources at the department office said on Tuesday morning.
IU Vice-chancellor Prof M Harun-Ur-Rashid Askari will speak at the seminar as the chief guest while Chemistry Professor Ibrahim Demirtas of Turkey’s Cankiri Karatekin University will deliver the speech as the chief discussant.
IU Pro-VC Prof M Shahinoor Rahman, its Treasurer Prof M Selim Toha and Engineering and Technology faulty dean Prof Momtazul Islam will be present as the special guests.