Rajouri admin seals 4 clinical labs for flouting rules

On the directions of local district development commissioner Mohammad Aijaz Asad, a joint team of officials from Revenue and Health departments under supervision of CMO Dr Suresh Gupta, raided 17 diagnostic/clinical labs at Rajouri town and Manjakote area on Thursday. 

“The raids were carried after receiving complaints from various quarters about the functioning of unauthorized labs, having non-qualified staff and providing faulty results of diagnostic tests, thereby risking lives of patients,” official spokesman of district administration said.

During the raids, 4 clinic labs were found running without fulfilling the requisite norms under Nursing Homes and Clinical Establishment Act and were sealed, he added.