Govt slaps travel ban on Regent Group Chairman Md Shahed

The government has imposed a travel ban on Regent Gtoup Chairman Md Shahed, meaning he can no longer leave the country.

Concerned department of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) issued a letter to immigration police in this regard.

A higher official of police headquarters confirmed the news.

Meanwhile, during the beginning of the Covid-19 outbreak in Bangladesh, Regent Hospital owner Md Shahed had claimed that his hospital was dedicated to providing services to people suffering from the deadly virus out of his moral and humanitarian obligations.

However, following recent developments, it has come to light that not only did this guy force his employees to print out hundreds of fake Covid-19 results but he also billed the government huge sums for the treatment and care of coronavirus patients, while in reality, no such service was provided.

That’s why Tuesday night, Inspector Zulhas Mia of RAB-1 filed a case against Regent Gtoup Chairman Md Shahed, its Managing Director Masud Parvez and 15 others on charges of issuing fake Covid-19 test results and charging patients for the test with Uttara West Police Station.

Before the case was filed, the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) directed the authorities of Regent Hospital to shut down their Uttara branch after a mobile court found discrepancies and sealed off the head office and Uttara and Mirpur branches of the private hospital.

The chairman, managing director and seven others are on the run while Rab arrested the eight staffers during their drive at Uttara branch on Monday.

RAB said the hospital authorities issued more than 10,000 Covid-19 test results. Around 4,200 samples were tested at different government labs, but they threw away the rest of the samples, prepared fake reports and handed them to people.