• Friday, Apr 23, 2021
  • Last Update : 06:14 pm

TIB flays directive on obtaining clearance to raid hospitals

  • Published at 11:14 pm August 7th, 2020
Web_TIB Executive Director Dr Iftekharuzzaman-TIB-Press-Release
File photo of TIB Executive Director Dr Iftekharuzzaman Courtesy

This decision is taken to hide corruption in health sector, says its chief

Law enforcement agencies have to obtain permission from the ministry before conducting raids at government and private hospitals, according to a recent directive.

“People behind this decision, or at least some of them, may have thought that the masterminds may be revealed in the process of capturing the small players, which may become risky for them” said Dr Iftekharuzzaman, the executive director of Transparency International Bangladesh.

“The hospital authorities—government or private—who have influenced this decision aren’t confident at all that they can fulfill their responsibilities properly or ethically, without corruption,” he said in a video statement.

If they did their jobs properly, prior permissions would not be an issue, and the word raid would not instil fear in their minds, according to Iftekharuzzaman.

“The recent raids created a scope to expose the corruption in the health sector, be it in state-run or private hospitals It is hard to consider this decision, to make the law enforcement agencies obtain permission before conducting a raid, as anything other than a way to prevent that from happening”, he added.

54
Facebook 53
blogger sharing button blogger
buffer sharing button buffer
diaspora sharing button diaspora
digg sharing button digg
douban sharing button douban
email sharing button email
evernote sharing button evernote
flipboard sharing button flipboard
pocket sharing button getpocket
github sharing button github
gmail sharing button gmail
googlebookmarks sharing button googlebookmarks
hackernews sharing button hackernews
instapaper sharing button instapaper
line sharing button line
linkedin sharing button linkedin
livejournal sharing button livejournal
mailru sharing button mailru
medium sharing button medium
meneame sharing button meneame
messenger sharing button messenger
odnoklassniki sharing button odnoklassniki
pinterest sharing button pinterest
print sharing button print
qzone sharing button qzone
reddit sharing button reddit
refind sharing button refind
renren sharing button renren
skype sharing button skype
snapchat sharing button snapchat
surfingbird sharing button surfingbird
telegram sharing button telegram
tumblr sharing button tumblr
twitter sharing button twitter
vk sharing button vk
wechat sharing button wechat
weibo sharing button weibo
whatsapp sharing button whatsapp
wordpress sharing button wordpress
xing sharing button xing
yahoomail sharing button yahoomail