The High Court has questioned the transparency of ICU and bed management in hospitals across the country. The court said that if hospitals have central monitoring systems for ICUs, why are patients moving from hospital to hospital?
High Court bench of Justice M Enayetur Rahim made the remarks on Wednesday in a virtual hearing.
Earlier, the state's lawyers presented the health department's report on ICUs and central monitoring systems for ICUs in hospitals across the country as per the court order.
According to the report, there are now 735 ICUs in government hospitals across the country. The government has set up 17 hospitals for Covid-19 patients since last February. During this period, 235 ICUs have been prepared.
At the hearing, state counsel Additional Attorney General Murad Reza and Deputy Attorney General Amit Talukder told the court that everything was being monitored from the control room of the health department.
Then the court said, "If monitoring is done then why are people moving from hospital to hospital?"
The court then fixed Sunday for the order.
Advocate Yadia Zaman appeared for the writ petitioner in the court.
Earlier on June 7, the court also wanted to know whether there is central monitoring of ICUs across the country.
On June 6, a writ petition was filed to direct the government to acquire the ICUs of all private hospitals in the country for the duration of the pandemic. Instructions were also sought to set up an online Central Bed Bureau.