AIIMS probe into unauthorised persons carrying out blood tests
New Delhi: All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) has ordered an inquiry into allegations that blood platelet count tests in its laboratory were being done by laboratory and hospital attendants, who are just matriculates.
The inquiry is being conducted by a four-member committee under the chairmanship of Dr N K Mehra, Head of the Department of Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics.
Head of Lab Medicines Dr A K Mukhopadhayay, however, said blood tests are being done on automated machines under the supervision of laboratory technicians and doctors.
As per AIIMS rules and regulations, laboratory or hospital attendants are not authorised to carry out such tests or operate such sensitive cell-counting machines.
According to the AIIMS manual, the person who can conduct such tests need to be laboratory technician and minimum requirement for people doing such tests needs to have bachelors of Science with Medical laboratory technology.
Download the all new Zee News app for Android and iOS to stay up to date with latest headlines and news stories in Politics, Entertainment, Sports, Technology, Business and much more from India and around the world.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- Video: India won't tolerate disrespect to national anthem – this Mumbai family learnt it the hard way
- Watch: Boy dies after falling from a Mumbai local train – video maker is guilty too!
- Had Sardar Patel become PM, India would have been another Pakistan, says Kancha Ilaiah
- Shocking! World Cup winning cricketer forced to sell 'kachoris' to make a living
- Watch: ISIS terrorist blown into pieces while bragging about his previous victory