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Medical sector is major human rights violation area in country: NHRC Chair

Published : Wednesday, 3 April, 2024 at 12:00 AM  Count : 105

National Human Rights Commission Chairman Dr Kamal Uddin Ahmed said on Tuesday, "Most violation of human rights is happening in the medical sector in the country."

In an exchange meeting with journalists organized by the National Human Rights Commission at a hotel in the capital he said, "People of the country are struggling to get treatment in hospitals. Most of the private hospitals and clinics are providing treatment without doctors. Thats why every year many people are dying due to maltreatment."
Kamal Uddin Ahmed said, "Free media and human rights are complementing each other. Media gives us update about the human right violation around the country."

Mentioning that we are continuously trying to increase the power and capacity of the Human Rights Commission, he said, "We work with various organizations including the Ministry of Home Affairs, PBI, CID to resolve the violation of human rights. We have ensured punishment many policemen who have violated human rights."

Shyamal Dutt said, "Two of my colleagues have been murdered, the investigation report of their case has been delayed 108 times. In many other cases, we can say that our human rights have not been confirmed yet."

"All must be coordinated to ensure human rights," he added.

Executive Director of Perspective Syed Borhan Kabir presented the main speech in the meeting. He said, "According to the information of the Committee to Protect Journalists, 99 journalists were killed around the world last year. Thousands of journalists are oppressed and persecuted for publishing news.

"They have been killed for working for human rights in the world," he added.

Anwarul Haque, assistant resident representative of the United Nations Development Programme, said, "Development of specialized journalism on the issue of human rights is essential. Journalists also need legal protection. We want to work with the Human Rights Commission on these things. The Commission, the media and civil society must work together on human rights.

In the last half of last year, from July to December, the National Human Rights Commission received 282 complaints of human rights violations in the country. Out of all these complaints, 130 complaints have been resolved, 129 complaints are under process to be resolved.

During this time, the commission acted on 51 complaints on its own initiative. Of these, 12 complaints have been settled.

Director of the organization Kazi Arfan Ashiq presented the recent activities of the commission in the meeting. Commission Secretary Sebastian Rema presented the welcome speech.

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