The Anti-Corruption Commission on Monday conducted a drive at the Bangladesh Medical and Dental Council after receiving an allegation that physicians were forced to pay bribes for obtain their certificates.
‘We have sent a team of ACC to the BMDC after taking the allegation made by physicians into cognizance. The drive will help to improve the situation at the BMDC in the days to come,’ said director general (admin) of ACC Mohammad Munir Chowdhury.
He also warned of taking actions by conducting ‘trap cases’ if bribery continued at the BMDC.
An enforcement team of the ACC made the sudden visit to the BMDC office at Bijoynagar in the capital tin the afternoon after receiving an allegation over its hotline number at 106.
During the drive, they found systematic fault in distributing certificates among the physicians which encouraged unscrupulous officials at the BMDC to take bribes.
The team members later met registrar and deputy registrar of the BMDC and informed them of the matter and requested them to take effective measures to stop irregularities in the organisation.
Anti-graft leaflets and stickers relating to the ACC hotline were distributed among the physicians to create awareness among them.
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