Hospital sealed, fined Tk 1.5 lakh for taking extra fees on dengue tests

A mobile court in Brahmanbaria on Monday sealed a hospital and fined Tk 1.5 lakh to two hospitals on the charges of taking extra fees on dengue tests and other irregularities.

Brahmanbaria district administration and the district health department, jointly conducting the mobile court, raided in Medda and Paikpara areas of the town and imposed the punishment.

The mobile court sealed The Medinova Diagnostic Centre and Hospital in Medda area for testing blood samples at an unsanitary laboratory. The team also fined the hospital authorities Tk 50,000.

On the other hand, Hope Diagnostic Center and Hospital in Paikpara area was fined Tk 1 lakh for taking extra fees on dengue tests and keeping date-expired and used medicines in at the operation theater.

Executive magistrate of the district administration Sharif Newaz and the district health department official Dr. Ashraf Rahman Himel led the mobile court.

Dr. Himel said the raids were conducted based on the information that there had been charged extra fees at the hospitals from patients due to the outbreak of dengue fever in the country. The operation would also be continued on upcoming days.





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