Punjab vigilance bureau raids at civil hospitals

Last Updated: Monday, May 21, 2012 - 21:10

Chandigarh: The Punjab vigilance bureau detected several irregularities during a surprise check of emergency services at different civil hospitals across the state.

After receiving complaints about emergency medical services at various civil hospitals, the bureau constituted 12 special checking teams.

The special teams last night conducted surprise checking of emergency services at civil hospitals of Dera Bassi, Bassi Pathana, Samana, Sangrur, Mansa, Samrala, Abohar, Fatehgarh Sahib and Community Health Centre Ajnala, Chamkaur Sahib, Kartarpur and Tanda, Punjab`s Chief Director, Vigilance Bureau, Suresh Arora said here today.

Arora said that during the surprise checkings, some irregularities were found.

These included call registers not being properly maintained and in more than one emergency OPD, expired medicines were found in the emergency trays at many places.
Besides, ECG machines were not in working condition, life saving equipments were out of order in several ambulance vans and there was shortage of diesel, Arora informed.

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First Published: Monday, May 21, 2012 - 21:10

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