Case Number: Suo Moto Rule No. 05 of 2013
Date of filing: 2013/05/06
Secretary, Ministry of Health
A petition was filed against the absence of a female doctor to ascertain the age of a rape victim. Female patients were dealt with by male physicians and their assistants with regards to ascertaining their age in any hospitals/clinics.
As the Director General of Health appointed 44 Female Doctors for ascertaining the age of female rape victim, the rule was disposed of with directions that the respondent will monitor the issue that no female victim will be dealt with by male physicians and their assistants with regard to ascertaining their age in any hospital and/or any other other clinics.
Mr. Justice Quazi Reza-ul Hoque
Mr. Justice A.B.M. Altaf Hossain
Area of law
Constitution, Articles 27, 28, 31, 32, 35(5)
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