A writ petition was filed with the High Court (HC) on Thursday seeking its directive to ensure proper health services at all private hospitals and clinics in country during the coronavirus pandemic.
Advocate Manzil Murshid filed the writ petition on behalf of Human Rights and Peace for Bangladesh (HRPB), a Human Right Organisation, in the morning.
The writ was filed through e-mail with the Virtual Court led by Justice Obaidul Hasan at 11:55 am, said Advocate Manzil Murshid.
The petition sought setting up of PCR machines at all private hospitals and clinics and establishing ‘Yellow Zone’ where patients with other health complications other than coronavirus will get necessary treatment.
It also sought allocation of sufficient PPE, hand gloves, surgical masks and other equipment for the physicians, nurses and staff of the Yellow Zones.
The petition also sought a report on the activities and recommendations of the Advisory Committee that was formed under Infectious Diseases (Prevent and Control) Act-2018.
Murshid said the writ was filed as different media ran reports that patients are not getting treatment at private hospital and clinics and even some died in ambulance.