A RAB team raided the Mirpur Branch and sealed it off as the hospital was found accused of forging Covid-19 certificates
Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) sealed off the Mirpur branch of Regent Hospital on Wednesday, a day after its Uttara Branch and head office were sealed off.
A RAB team raided the Mirpur Branch and sealed it off as the hospital was found accused of forging Covid-19 certificates, said RAB-4 Deputy Director Major Rakibul Hasan.
The initiative was taken as the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) on Tuesday instructed Regent Hospital to immediately shutdown its Uttara and Mirpur branches.
A case was filed against 17 officials and staff of Regent Hospital including Chairman Md Shahed on Tuesday night in connection with fake several thousand Covid-19 certificates and charging people for free tests.
Earlier, on Monday, RAB conducted raids at the Uttara and Mirpur branches of the Regent Hospital in Dhaka and found that it forged over 6,000 Covid-19 certificates and embezzled over Tk3 crore in the name of providing Covid-19 testing facilities and treatments.
The mobile court, led by executive magistrate Sarwoer Alam on Tuesday raided the Regent Group head office and seized some fake certificates, many unauthorized rapid-test kits, and an unregistered jeep.
Sarwoer told reporters at a briefing that the certificates were forged at the main office at Uttara sector-12 and then sold to different people at a price of Tk 3,500.
Most of the fake certificates were showing negative results, said an officer of RAB.