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HC upholds controversial DMCH recruitments

Update : 09 Oct 2013, 07:39 PM

The High Court on Wednesday upheld the Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) authority’s decision to recruit 354 fourth-class employees in the hospital, dismissing a health ministry directive to cancel the highly-controversial appointments.  

The ministry earlier repealed the recruitment of 354 staffers against 171 vacancies, after a probe committee found evidence of corruption in the recruitment process.

The bench of Justice Kazi Rezaul Haque and Justice ABM Altaaf Hossain came up with the order following eight separate writ petitions against the ministry decision filed by some of the recruited employees.

Speaking to the Dhaka Tribune on Wednesday noon, the hospital’s Director Brigadier General Mostafizur Rahman said necessary steps would be taken after receiving the copy of the court verdict.

The director said the verdict would help reduce the acute shortage of fourth-class employees in the hospital and allow better healthcare service.

Abdul Khaleq, president of Class-IV Employees’ Union at DMCH, said 286 employees recruited in 2009 had filed eight separate petitions in the court against the health ministry decision to cancel their recruitment. 

Earlier, a probe committee, headed by health ministry’s Joint Secretary KBM Omar Faruq, found evidence of the recruitment scam and held the then DMCH director Brigadier General Bajle Quader and former DMCH deputy director Md Foyjullah responsible.

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