Health Minister Samanta Lal Sen said the government will start the drive for closure of unauthorized health centers, diagnostic centers, clinics and other healthcare facilities soon.
“I directed the authorities concerned for closure of all unregistered hospitals, diagnostic centers, and clinics across the country,” he told journalists yesterday while placing wreaths at the grave of his child-hood friend Sheikh Kamal and other martyrs who were killed on August 15, in 1975, an official release said.
The health minister said, “I asked officials concerned how many health centres, diagnostic centres, clin-ics and healthcare facilities are currently operating in the country.”
“It will be good for us, if owners of illegally run healthcare centers, clinics and diagnostics centres shut down their unauthorized healthcare establishments,” he said otherwise the government will take neces-sary measure for closure of these unregistered healthcare facilities.
Samanta Lal said the main aims of the government are to improve healthcare services from national level to grassroots levels. “We will work sincerely to fulfill this target,” he added.
At a function held yesterday, the health minister said the government will show zero tolerance against corruption simultaneously, “We will take tough measures against unauthorized hospitals, diagnostic cen-tres, and clinics.”