The Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan on Monday directed all Deputy Commissioners of the valley including Leh and Kargil to seal all illegal and unauthorized clinics and testing laboratories immediately so that poor patients do not fall prey to fake medicos.
The Divisional Commissioner made these directions while reviewing the medical services across the valley including Leh and Kargil.
“It was informed that 44 illegal and unauthorized clinics were already sealed in different areas which were operated by incompetent persons,” an official handout said.
Divisional Commissioner directed all DCs to crack down on illegal, unauthorized clinics and testing laboratories and seal those immediately and arrest the culprits and take strict legal action against them.
He also directed them to start the regular drive with the coordination of Police in their respective districts to identify illegal clinics, fake doctors and unauthorized testing laboratories for immediate action. He also directed for sending the report to the Divisional Commissioner’s office on daily basis.
Div Com reiterated that government is committed to providing better health care facilities to the people across the valley including Leh and Kargil.
Deputy Director of Health Services, Chief Medical Officers, Block Medical Officers, Assistant Commissioner and other concerned officers were present at the meeting whereas Deputy Commissioners participated in the meeting through video conferencing.