Dental clinic sealed after govt supplies, expired drugs recovered

The officials of the health department on Thursday sealed private clinic of a doctor after recovering hospital supplies and expired drugs from the premises.

Officials told news agency Global News Service (GNS) said that acting on the directions of CMO Anantnag, a team of health officials raided the private clinic of dental surgeon Dr Shabnum at Janglat Mandi this afternoon and recovered hospital supplies and expired drugs from the premises.

Dr Shabnum is currently posted at PHC Achabal.

“The team sealed the clinic and also seized the equipments which are meant for dental use for spoiled condition,” an official, who was part of the team told GNS.

He said that the report will be submitted to the CMO for further necessary action.

“There is always a high risk of spread of Hepatitis C when spoiled equipments are used in treatment,” the official said.

CMO Anantnag Dr Fazil Kochak confirmed to GNS that on his directions the team of officers raided the clinic.

Meanwhile, soon after the clinic was sealed, the Dental surgeon came in charging inside the district hospital and misbehaved with the team members who had locked down his clinic.

“He came leaving his job behind at 2:30 pm from PHC Achabal and verbally abused and threatened the team members,” an eyewitness told GNS. (GNS)

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