Praava Health, a network of family health centers, will resume all operations from today after a 22-day suspension.
Praava Health has informed that it will conduct all activities according to the previous rules from Tuesday after being suspended from its activities on August 2.
“Praava Health has always followed and will always follow the highest clinical quality standards and international protocols. Praava has always focused on adhering to the guidelines and policy directives issued by the General Directorate of Health Services (DGHS) and international quality standards. We are grateful for the proactive guidance provided by DGHS, ”a Facebook post said.
Silvana Q Sinha, Managing Director of the organization, said: “We have changed the issues according to DGHS leadership. The DGHS team also visited the organization. The DGHS has published a letter to resume the activities of the organization because all is well. All our activities start on Tuesday. We have already informed our customers by SMS. “
The letter, signed by Dr Farid Hossain Mia, Director (Hospitals and Clinics) of the DGHS, stated “The activities of the organization have been temporarily suspended due to certain irregularities. Subsequently, in the light of the investigation report and in order to rectify the irregularities, the immediate establishment of a biosafety cabinet in the PCR room and the installation of a passbox to give samples of the mastermix room to the PCR room, Praava Health has been authorized to resume operations.
Dr Farid Hossain Mia said Praava Health can reopen as they have rectified all of the reasons it was closed.
Earlier on August 2, DGHS ordered the suspension of all activities of Praava Health, citing a number of irregularities.
There have been claims that, despite rules for having separate donning and doffing rooms in the coronavirus sample collection booths, Praava Health was using the same room.
The RT-PCR test report requires the signature of a physician registered with BMDC, but it is not included in any of the reports provided by Praava Health.
Although the government set a maximum of 2,500 Tk for testing for the coronavirus for expatriate travelers, the company was charging an additional 150 Tk on behalf of the registration fee.
Praava Health claims on its website that the World Health Organization is their “partner”. When the DGHS asked about this, Praava Health could not provide an explanation. Instead, they changed the term to “our corporate clients”.