Srinagar (ONS) With the High Court cracking the whip, the police and the drug control department has begun acting against unlicensed and unregistered private nursing homes and diagnostic centres.
The High Court has ordered the police to give a detailed status report of all such private medical establishments running in the valley.
The orders, also having illegal chemists shops in their ambit, have come over a public interest petition filed by one GM Khan against the state government.
The police is said to have begun raiding such establishments to determine their legal status.
Illegal medical facilities are said to have multiplied several fold since 2006 when the governments transitory measures had closed many down.
According to sources, the number of drug licenses issued since 2006 could outnumber those issued in the past 50 years.
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