The Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) on Thursday directed the authorities concerned to close all unregistered clinics, private hospitals and diagnostic centres across the country within 72 hours.
The instruction was given after a meeting chaired by Additional Director General (Admin) of DGHS Prof Dr Ahmedul Kabir at DGHS conference room, reports UNB.
The directors of all unregistered clinics, diagnostic centres and private hospitals, civil surgeons and divisional and upazila health officers have been asked to enforce the instruction.
The meeting also decided to give a deadline to renew their license. If the hospitals, clinics and diagnostic centres fail to renew their licenses within the deadline then their operation will be suspended.
The meeting also decided that harsh action including revoking the licenses will be taken against hospitals and clinics if they allow other people to stay at the operation theatres other than registered physicians.
Besides, clinics, private hospitals and diagnostics centres will not be allowed to run their activities until they get a license.