Paramedical Centre Faces Closure

SRINAGAR: Directorate of Health Services Friday directed Classic Paramedical Training Centre, Srinagar  to cease all operations after it allegedly failed to comply with Government norms set for running paramedical institutes in the private sector.

A communication, copy of which is with the Kashmir Observer, by the Health Department states that the centre was running without the mandatory NOC from Srinagar Municipal Corporation and has been asked to close down.

Administrative Department in a letter (No.ME-Gaz-46/2012 dated. 19-11-2012) had requested this Directorate to ask the Classic paramedical Centre, Hyderpora Bypass to fulfill the criteria within a period of 10 days and in case of failure, the same may be sealed immediately on expiry of the prescribed period.

Subsequently the Directorate vide letter dated. 15-01-2013 informed the Institute to fulfill the deficiencies as required under rules within the prescribed period. A team of officers and doctors was constituted to conduct inspection of the Institute as per Govt. Order No. 86-HME of 2008 for granting extension to the NOC.

The team submitted its report that pointed out certain deficiencies.

While Classic Paramedical Centre took measures to address concerns raised by the inspection team but it failed to obtain mandatory NOC from Srinagar Municipal Corporation requirement as per the guidelines prescribed under Govt. Order No. 86-HME of 2008 dated.25-01-2008, the communiqué read.

Taking cognizance of ‘complaints’ Directorate says it has been receiving regarding allowing the said centre to function without any proper permission and registration, it has dashed a notice to the Classic authorities directing them to close Para-Medical Institute forthwith.

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