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Restriction on conducting H1N1 tests

By Correspondent

JORHAT, March 11 � As the health department officials apparently delayed mass-awareness to prevent the spread of swine flu infection in the district some suspected patients here were duped by a private nursing home and laboratory in the city yesterday which had allegedly conducted a test in its laboratory with a clear violation of the safely rule.

Without any accreditation from the authority concerned the private nursing-home�s laboratory examined a lady patient who was later shifted to the isolated intensive care unit of Jorhat Medical College Hospital (JMCH). As the laboratory officials of JMCH knew about the violation of the safety rules by the private laboratory the matter was later reported to the district administration.

However, following the direction of the district administration, the health department�s officials imposed restriction on the laboratory concerned which is located in the heart of the city. �Today we had a meeting with more than 13 owners of different laboratories of the city. We told them neither to conduct such test in their laboratories nor to admit suspected patients in their nursing homes as they are not accredited by authority concerned,� said an officer of the district administration.

As there are only two accredited laboratories in the State (Regional Research Centre in Dibrugarh and GMCH�s virology laboratory) the district administration directed all the private nursing homes in Jorhat to refrain from practising illegalities which amounts to duping patients and causing hazards to the environment.

�Every nursing home and laboratory must follow the guidelines. If any other case of violation is being reported we will take punishment,� said an administrative officer. But the officer refrained from saying about any legal action taken against the laboratory which had allegedly violated the prescribed safety guidelines.

Demanding mass-awareness to prevent the spread of the disease and adequate supply of required medicines and equipments to the JMCH the district unit of AJYCP today staged a protest in front of the office of the Joint Director of Health here today and submitted a memorandum to the officer concerned.

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Restriction on conducting H1N1 tests

JORHAT, March 11 � As the health department officials apparently delayed mass-awareness to prevent the spread of swine flu infection in the district some suspected patients here were duped by a private nursing home and laboratory in the city yesterday which had allegedly conducted a test in its laboratory with a clear violation of the safely rule.

Without any accreditation from the authority concerned the private nursing-home�s laboratory examined a lady patient who was later shifted to the isolated intensive care unit of Jorhat Medical College Hospital (JMCH). As the laboratory officials of JMCH knew about the violation of the safety rules by the private laboratory the matter was later reported to the district administration.

However, following the direction of the district administration, the health department�s officials imposed restriction on the laboratory concerned which is located in the heart of the city. �Today we had a meeting with more than 13 owners of different laboratories of the city. We told them neither to conduct such test in their laboratories nor to admit suspected patients in their nursing homes as they are not accredited by authority concerned,� said an officer of the district administration.

As there are only two accredited laboratories in the State (Regional Research Centre in Dibrugarh and GMCH�s virology laboratory) the district administration directed all the private nursing homes in Jorhat to refrain from practising illegalities which amounts to duping patients and causing hazards to the environment.

�Every nursing home and laboratory must follow the guidelines. If any other case of violation is being reported we will take punishment,� said an administrative officer. But the officer refrained from saying about any legal action taken against the laboratory which had allegedly violated the prescribed safety guidelines.

Demanding mass-awareness to prevent the spread of the disease and adequate supply of required medicines and equipments to the JMCH the district unit of AJYCP today staged a protest in front of the office of the Joint Director of Health here today and submitted a memorandum to the officer concerned.

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