J-K Govt to take action against illegal nursing homes

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 16, 2010 - 22:07

Jammu: Set to regulate private health
sector in Jammu and Kashmir, the state government has
started initiating stringent action against nursing homes,
diagnostic centres and clinics which are functioning
illegally.

"We have started initiating stringent action against
such centres to streamline the private sector health care in
J-K," Health Minister Sham Lal Sharma told reporters here
today.

The regulatory body, constituted to enforce the norms
to be adopted by the nursing homes, has been asked to
initiate necessary steps to seal all such establishments
which are not fulfilling the set para meters as per the
Supreme Court directions, within a week`s time, he said.

The Minister said time limit granted by the Supreme
Court to various nursing homes to meet the required
parameters has expired on January 29 and there was no escape
from the legal action for such establishments which are
violating the norms.

PTI



First Published: Tuesday, February 16, 2010 - 22:07

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