A day after Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) director general Professor Dr Abul Kalam Azad resigned, now its director (Hospitals and Clinics) Aminul Hasan is being removed amid controversy over various irregularities in the health department in dealing with Covid-19 pandemic.
Sources in the Secretariat confirmed the matter to The Business Standard on Wednesday.
Earlier on Tuesday, Professor Dr Abul Kalam Azad resigned as the director general of the DGHS after facing a torrent of criticism from all corners.
He has submitted his resignation to the Ministry of Public Administration, but it is yet to be accepted.
According to a source at the DGHS, Dr Azad mentioned his deteriorating health as the reason behind his resignation; he said he has been suffering from kidney problems.
Dr Azad has been criticised over various activities since the Covid-19 outbreak began in the country. He was widely lambasted after commenting that the Covid-19 situation would last another two to three years. He later apologised for that statement.
Besides, the Regent Hospital and JKG scams over coronavirus tests had put Dr Azad at the centre of a lot of criticism.
Faced with severe uproar over the illegal activities of Regent Hospital and JKG Healthcare, the DGHS, on July 11, said it had allowed Regent Hospital to provide treatment to Covid-19 patients on the directives of the higher authorities of the ministry.