Baramulla: Nine teachers and employee of Public Health Engineering department were found treating patients at three clinics in Pattan area of Baramulla district, officials said, adding the clinics have been sealed.
Block Medical Officer (BMO) Pattan, Dr Masrat Iqbal Wani told Kashmir Reader that 17 drug shops and clinics were sealed in a latest drive against illegal and unauthorized practice, taking the number of sealed drug shops and clinics in Pattan block to 33.
Shockingly, at Matipora village, Dr Masrat said, nine teachers and a PHE employee were found treating patients. The BMO had received complaints about the clinics.
“I was surprised when I found some nine school teachers and an employee of PHE are treating patients in three clinics in Matipora village. When I reached the clinics I personally found the complaints true and sealed these three clinics on the spot,” Dr Masrat said.
“Our team also identified some 16 teachers and other employees treating patients at different clinics. We forwarded an official letter to Education department and PHE department for their immediate suspension” Dr Masrat said.
He added a lot of expired medicines were found at the sealed drug shops and clinics.
“We were surprised when we found an employee of PHE was running a clinic where he told people that PHE means Public health Education, and ‘I am employee of health department’. I also sealed his clinic and we forward its report to his department too,” the BMO said.
He added the drive would continue till all illegal clinics in Pattan are shut.