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HC orders release of dead bodies from hospitals even if bills are due

  • Published at 06:58 pm November 20th, 2017
HC orders release of dead bodies from hospitals even if bills are due
The High Court on Monday directed hospitals and clinics to hand over the dead bodies of people even if the next of kin fails to pay the bills due. The High Court bench of Justice Syed Muhammad Dastagir Husain and Justice Md Ataur Rahman Khan issued the directive following a writ petition filed by Advocate Manzill Murshid. The court also asked the Health and Family Welfare Ministry to form a fund to pay the medical expenses for such cases. On June 8, 2012, City Hospital in Dhaka’s Mohammadpur did not hand over the body of a child to its parents as they could not pay the full bill of Tk26,000.