Bagerhat: A total of 14 unregistered clinics and diagnostic centers in Bagerhat have been ordered to shut down.
Bagerhat Civil Surgeon Jalal Uddin Ahmed confirmed the matter on Saturday.
Those clinics and diagnostic centers had been operating illegally for a long time without a licence, he said.
According to the list of the district health department, there are 14 unregistered clinics and diagnostic centres in different areas of Bagerhat.
Previously, eight clinics and diagnostic centers were shut down during mobile court drives, according to Bagerhat District Health Department sources.
On January 22 and 23, the executive magistrates conducted drives in Bagerhat Sadar, Chitalmari, Molla-hat, and Sharankhola upazilas and shut down three clinics and five diagnostic centres for not having li-cences.
Additionally, a clinic in Sadar upazila was fined Tk 50,000, said the civil surgeon.
He also said the authorities of six clinics and diagnostic centres without licence have closed their own establishments after being informed of the drive.
He added that their drive against illegal clinics and diagnostic centers is continuing.
According to the data for 2023, there are 45 clinics and 75 diagnostic centers in the district, said sources at the civil surgeon’s office.