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Bring back medical equipment from Regent Hospital

CMSD requests Health Services Division


FE Report | Thursday, 16 July 2020


Central Medical Stores Depot (CMSD) has requested Health Services Division to take necessary steps to bring back various valuable medical machinery which were provided by the government to Regent Hospital.
The law enforcers have recently sealed off the two branches of Regent Hospital at Uttara and Mirpur on charge of not having legal documents, issuance of fake corona test reports, irregularities, forgery and collection of money through fraudulence.
CMSD director Abu Hena Morshed Zaman in a letter sent to the health services division secretary on July 13 made the request.
In the letter, he said the previous administration of CMSD on May 07 allocated these important and valuable medical equipment and machines in favour of Regent Hospital.
The medical machinery includes two dialysis machines, one distilled water treatment plant, two ICU ventilators, and two dialysis beds.
Mr Abu Hena also mentioned that the machinery and equipment may be damaged if they remain in such condition as the hospitals are now dysfunctional. Besides, the government's equipment should not be kept for commercial use at an illegal hospital.
The director insisted on sending those machines back to CMSD and using those in some other hospitals for treating Covid-19 patients.
The copy of the letter was sent to the principal secretary of the Prime Minister's Office, principal coordinator to the PMO, DG health, hospital director. But no copy was sent to the health minister.
DG health and health ministry are at loggerheads over the agreement signed with such a hospital which does not have a licence. DG health blamed that the higher authority from the ministry instructed to sign the contract with Regent Hospital.
The health ministry asked for an explanation from DG health director general Professor Abul Kalam Azad for his such comment.

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