Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader on Thursday said that drive against irregularities in the health sector has already started.
“Cleanliness drive against misdeeds in issuing fake certificates for coronavirus testing, plasma donation, and procurement of protective gears and equipment of hospitals has started,” he said.Quader, also road transport and bridges minister, said this while addressing a coronavirus safety gears distribution programme through videoconferencing from his official residence.
AL relief and social welfare sub-committee organized the distribution programme at party
president Sheikh Hasina’s Dhanmondi political office in the capital.
“The government, led by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, has taken a tougher stance against corruption and irregularities,” he said.
Mentioning that offenders do not have political identities, Quader said that they would be brought to book whatever powerful they are.
“The government is showing ‘zero tolerance’ stance against those who are involved in ruthless trades and fraudulence by taking chance of helplessness of the people,” he said.Quader also said that the premier had launched the anti-casino drive and following this a drive continues against the vicious circle involved in corruption and irregularities in the country’s health sector.
“None from outside helps the government identify all these irregularities. But, on its own initiative, the government has launched a harsher drive to stop irregularities,” he added.
Terming protection of flood-hit people during coronavirus crisis is another challenge, the minister said.
“Bangladesh’s ability to deal with natural disasters has been praised worldwide for the courageous and humane leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina during crisis period,” he said.
Referring to financial assistance of Tk 2500 to 5 million people, he said that some anomalies have already been detected and the government is investigating and sorting out for providing money to help the real helpless.
AL Jahangir Kabir Nanak, Abdur Rahman, Mrinal Kanti Das, Mirza Azam, AFM Bahauddin Nasim, BM Mojammel Haq, SM Kamal Hossain, Sakhawat Hossain Shafiq, Sujit Roy Nandi and Rokeya Sultana, among others, were present.