‘Illegal’ Clinic Sealed At Khonmoh

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SRINAGAR — Acting on a specific complaint Director General Health Services Dr Saleem ur Rehman send a team of doctors headed by Chief Medical Officer, Srinagar to conduct a raid of an unauthorised clinic here today.

According to reports, one Lateef Khan ran a clinic at sumo stand Khonomoh. The team sealed the clinic after it found the man was running it illegally by posing as a Registered Medical Practitioner (RMP) after having obtained RMP certificate issued by All India Technical Association for Paramedical Sciences and Alternative Medical Sciences New Delhi – 1100046 under No 59/10/AM/2010 dated10/3/2010.

During the raid it came to surface that the person involved has illegally been dispensing medication from his own pharmacy without proper record. The inspection of the pharmacy revealed that no proper scientific precautions were taken for the disposal of bio-chemical waste. The used syringes were found dumped dangerously without having been destroyed in the open boxes and also scattered in open in the courtyard of the clinic.

During the raid besides seizing the prescription pads, the CCTV recording box was also seized for further investigations. A communication vide No.CMO/Sgr/2733-36 dated 06/08/2010 to lodge an FIR under relevant rules has been forwarded to SHO Panthachowk.

Director General Health Services, Dr Saleem ur Rehman while stating that the department is focused to put an end to quackery and malpractice requested general public to cooperate and come forward by complaining about any unethical practice prevailing around their vicinity. He further said that the department has already constituted a task force who are inspecting clinics & diagnostic facilities on routine basis and whenever we receive any complaint the officers designated act instantly.

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