Clinic sealed for illegal practices at Khonomoh

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Srinagar: A clinic was sealed by a team of doctors of the Health department at sumo stand Khonomoh on Monday after it was found illegally practising as a Registered Medical Practitioner (RMP).
According to a statement issued here, a complain was received by Directorate of Health Services, Kashmir, Saleem ur Rehman about a clinic running illegally in Khonomh. “The team of Heath department raided the clinic of Lateef Khan at sumo stand Khonomoh on Monday. The clinic was sealed by the team after it found that the concerned was illegally practicing as a Registerd Medical Practitioner (RMP) after having obtained RMP certificate issued by All India Technical Association for Paramedical Sciences and Alternative Medical Sciences New Delhi,” it said.
“While as the fact of the matter is that the certificate issued stands valid only in the jurisdiction of the state of Delhi, as such the practice has been illegally going on in absence of a valid certificate. During the raid it came to surface that the incumbent 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. FIR under relevant rules has been forwarded to SHO Panthachowk also,” a statement reads.
Rehman while stating that the department is focused to put an end to quackery and malpractice, has 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 and diagnostic facilities on routine basis.