Regent Hospital MD on remand for issuing fake COVID-19 reports to 76 workers

Managing director of Regent Hospital Mizanur Rahman
Managing director of Regent Hospital Mizanur Rahman

The Dhaka Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (CMM)'s court on Saturday granted police approval to place managing director of Regent Hospital, Mizanur Rahman, on 10-day remand for issuing fake coronavirus test reports.

Previously, a certain Rezaul Karim filed a case against four persons including Regent Group chairman Shahed and MD Mizanur Rahman, for issuing fake coronavirus reports to 76 metro rail workers. The complainant is the administrative officer of a company acting as sub-contractor of the metro rail project.

In his complaint, Rezaul Karim said that Regent has issued fake certificates, with results showing 73 workers to have tested negative and three positive.

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Investigating officer, Uttara West police station’s sub-inspector (SI) Md Yadur Rahman, submitted a report to the court stating that the hospital authorities had charged Tk 3,500 for each test. In total the hospital charged Tk 266,000 for testing the 76 workers. However, after collecting their samples, they issued the reports without actually carrying out any tests. He said that by issuing such fake reports, the accused were helping to spread the virus.

A mobile court of the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) on 6 July raided Regent Hospital and filed charges against 17 persons including Shahed. So far 10 persons, including Shahed, have been arrested in the case.

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