The High Court on Sunday asked the Inspector General of Prisons to submit the list of vacant post of physicians at all prisons across the country within six weeks, reports UNB.
The HC bench of Justice FRM Nazmul Ahasn and Justice KM Kamrul Kader passed the order following a petition.The HC also wants to know the receptivity of the accused in prisons, number of prisoners and physicians of the prisons across the country.
Barrister AM Mahbub Uddin Khokon stood for the petitioner while deputy attorney general ABM Abdullah Al Mahmud Bashar represented the state.
The HC also issued a rule asking the government to explain as to why the ineffectiveness of the authorities concerned to ensure the standard accommodation for the prisoners should not be declared illegal.
Besides, it also issued another rule asking the government to explain as to why the inability of the authorities concerned to fill the vacant posts of the physicians to ensure medical services to the prisoners should not be declared illegal.
Secretaries to the Law, Health, Social Welfare, Public Administration Ministries, director general of the Director General of Health Services, and inspector General of Prisons were made respondent to the rule which is returnable in four weeks.