Dope tests will be made compulsory for students during university admission by amending the law, Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal said today.
"Medical tests will be done at the time of admission, it will include dope tests," the minister said at a press conference on the occasion of "International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, 2022" at the Secretariat on Sunday (26 June).
"When Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina spoke of zero-tolerance against drugs, we had already started dope tests of police personnel.
"We then made a proposal to the Prime Minister - those who will be recruited will be dope tested. The tests will be done by a civil surgeon. To do this extensively the infrastructure needs to be developed. We have started to implement it," he added.
A proposal has been sent to the premier to introduce dope test for government officials and employees before recruitment.
"To do this infrastructure needs to be developed and efforts are already on," the minister added.