Dental Clinic Sealed In Anantnag After Govt Supplies,Expired Drugs Recovered

ANANTNAG — The officials of the health department on Thursday sealed private clinic of a doctor in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district after recovering hospital supplies and expired drugs from the  clinic.

Officials said that acting on the directions of CMO Anantnag, a team of health officials raided the private clinic of dental surgeon Dr Shabnum at Janglat Mandi  Anantnag this afternoon and recovered hospital supplies and expired drugs from the premises.

Dr Shabnum is currently posted at PHC Achabal.

“The team sealed the clinic and also seized the equipments which are meant for dental use for spoiled condition,” an official, who was part of the team said.

He said that the report will be submitted to the CMO for further necessary action.

“There is always a high risk of spread of Hepatitis C when spoiled equipments are used in treatment,” the official said.

CMO Anantnag Dr Fazil Kochak confirmed that on his directions the team of officers raided the clinic.

Meanwhile, soon after the clinic was sealed, the Dental surgeon came in charging inside the district hospital and misbehaved with the team members who had locked down his clinic.

“He came leaving his job behind at 2:30 pm from PHC Achabal and verbally abused and threatened the team members,” said an eyewitness. (GNS)

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