Srinagar, Aug 7: Director of Health Services Kashmir on Tuesday sealed an illegal medical clinic in Kanomoh Srinagar.

A team from the department raided the clinic belonging to Lateef Khan at sumo stand Khonomoh. The spokesman claimed that Khan was illegally practicing as a Registered Medical Practitioner (RMP)  after having obtained RMP certificate issued by All India Technical Association for Paramedical Sciences and Alternative Medical Sciences New Delhi – 1100046 under No 59/10/AM/2010 dated10/3/2010.

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 biochemical 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. An application for lodging FIR under relevant rules vide No.CMO/Sgr/2733-36 dated 06/08/2010 stands forwarded to SHO Panthachowk also.

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