The High Court on Wednesday asked how reputed hospitals like BIRDEM and icddr,b are operating after the expiry of their licenses.
The High Court bench headed by Justice Tariq ul Hakim made the observation during the hearing of a writ petition seeking compensation for victims of Regent Hospital.
Lawyer Ishrat Hasan, who filed the writ said that 2/3rd of private hospitals don't have a license. News articles published in various outlets were presented in front of the court during the hearing.
The writ also sought directives to form a monitoring cell to stop patients from getting excessive bills from private hospitals.
It also sought directives to publish the list of all hospitals and diagnostic centres that have been designated for coronavirus treatment.
The court, however, didn't give any verdict on the writ on Wednesday.
On the same day, the same High Court bench issued an order on adding warning labels on hand sanitisers, disinfection sprays and other flammable products.
The court ordered the Directorate General of Health Services, Directorate General of Drug Administration and the Directorate of National Consumer Rights Protection to take necessary steps regarding this within the next two weeks.