J-K Govt to take action against illegal nursing homes

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.