The High Court has issued a suo moto rule to explain why doctors and medical personnel involved in providing treatment to coronavirus patients should not be given the status of national heroes.
The HC bench of Justice Md Ashraful Kamal and Justice Sardar Md Rashed Jahangir issued the rule on Wednesday.
Deputy Attorney General Pratikar Chakma confirmed the matter.
Suo moto, meaning "on its own motion," is a Latin legal term used where a government agency acts on its own cognisance.
Bangladesh on Wednesday reported the fifth death from Covid-19, while the number of confirmed cases stood at 39. The Institute of Epidemiology Disease Control and Research (IEDCR) said there are three medical personnel among the coronavirus patients.
In treating coronavirus patients, doctors and nurses face a greater risk to get infected with the highly contagious disease. Medical staff around the world are providing treatments to patients defying the danger. Though their relentless efforts have drawn huge appreciation, many of the frontline medical personnel have died due to their exposure to the deadly virus.
As many as 4.27 lakh people got infected with the virus in 184 countries with 19,091 deaths as of Wednesday.