The High Court has ordered the state to submit a report on how many hospitals across the country have licences and whose licences are under process.
The bench of Justice Tariq ul Hakim and Justice SM Kuddus Zaman passed the order on Monday after hearing a writ petition filed seeking its directive in this regard.
The court asked the prosecutor to submit the report by September 2 after contacting the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) and the Ministry of Health.
The court will give a further order in this regard on the same day.
Barrister Abdul Halim and Advocate Ishrat Hasan moved for the petition while Deputy Attorney General Amit Das Gupta stood for the state.
Earlier on July 26, a writ petition was filed with the High Court seeking its directive to publish a list of all licensed private hospitals, diagnostic centres and hospitals dedicated for Covid-19 patients across the country.
Barrister Abdul Halim, on behalf of Supreme Court lawyer Advocate Ishrat Hasan, filed the writ petition.
The health secretary, the home secretary and the director general of the DGHS and the managing director of the Regent Hospital were made defendants in the writ petition.
Earlier on July 19, Barrister Abdul Halim, on behalf of Advocate Ishrat Hasan, sent a notice regarding the issue.