Legislative panel for no pvt practice in office hours

A committee of legislators today suggested the Government to ensure that the doctors don’t do private practice during office or working hours.

A committee of legislators today suggested the Government to ensure that the doctors don't do private practice during office or working hours.

It also suggested closure of all unregistered medical shops and illegal sex determination centres.

The suggestions were made at the meeting of the Committee on Subordinate Legislation held under the chairmanship of MLA, Bashir Ahmed Dar here today to examine and securitize the rules, regulations, bylaws of Health and Medical Education Department.

The members of the Committee, Mubarak Gul, Abdul Majeed Larmi, Kuldeep Raj, Ch Qamar Hussain and Anjum Fazli attended the meeting and gave their suggestions.

The Committee suggested to stop the private practice of the doctors during the working/office hours and to adopt the PC PNDT Act in J&K. It also suggested shutting down of the unregistered medical shops and illegal sex determination centres. 

The Committee also recommended tough legal action against the persons who are involving in trading of sub-standard drugs. It advised the officers of the H&ME department to provide better health care facilities to the people of Jammu and Kashmir.

Secretary Health and Medical Education Department, Dr M K Bandhari; Director SKIMS, Dr S A Zargar; Director General ISM; Drug Controller J&K; Director FW, MCH immunization J&K; Principals of Medical College Srinagar and Jammu; Director Health Services Kashmir and Jammu besides officers of Assembly Secretariat were also present in the meeting.

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