151 Illegal Clinics Sealed Across Kashmir

SRINAGAR — On the directions of Divisional Commissioner, Directorate of Health Services Kashmir has sealed 151 illegal and un-authorized clinics across the valley.

In Baramulla district 66 il­legal clinics were sealed while as in Budgam district 37, Shop­ian 09, Kupwara 03, Anantnag 09, Kulgam 13, Pulwama 05, Sri­nagar 03 and in Ganderbal dis­trict 06 illegal and un-authorized clinics were completely sealed.

This was revealed in a meeting to review the progress of the seal­ing drive. The meeting was chaired by Divisional Commissioner Kash­mir Baseer Ahmad Khan.

Consequent upon the daily re­ports received by the Divisional Commissioner office regarding the operating of un-authorized clinical establishments in dif­ferent areas across Kashmir Division, Div Com directed all Chief Medical Officers (CMOs) to constitute teams comprising of members from Health Servic­es and Revenue department to conduct inspection of all clini­cal establishments.

He further directed them to take necessary action against such establishments which were operating in violation of rules, norms, laws and without licenc­es or were run by persons not competent to run such establish­ments in all districts. Also send the daily basis report to the Di­visional Commissioner’s office for further course of necessary action, he further directed.

Div Com reiterated that gov­ernment is committed to provide better health care facilities to the people across the valley includ­ing Leh and Kargil districts.

Joint Director of Health Ser­vices, all Chief Medical Officers, Block Medical Officers, Assistant Commissioner, revenue officials and other concerned officers were present in the meeting.

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