Print Edition - 2017-10-19 | News
Rajbiraj labs providing reports ‘haphazardly’
Oct 19, 2017-
Some of the health laboratories in Rajbiraj, the district headquarters of Saptari, are reportedly providing patients reports haphazardly.
On Tuesday, more than 100 syringes filled with blood samples were found in a garbage container in front of the gate of the District Coordination Committee. People have gathered around the spot after finding the syringes filled with blood samples in a cartoon box.
Information Officer Chhedi Prasad Yadav of District Public Health Office, who reached the spot, confirmed that the sample bloods had been thrown without performing tests. “It’s a crime to provide lab reports to the patients without conducting lab tests. They have drawn blood from patients and thrown them carelessly,” said Yadav, adding that they are launching an inquiry into the case.
Locals said the majority of labs in Rajbiraj have been operating illegally. Dr Ranjit Kumar Jha of the Gajendra Narayan Singh Sagarmatha Zonal Hospital said that such activities could spread various diseases. “The guilty should be punished,” Singh demanded.
Meanwhile, Superintendent Mukesh Kumar Singh at the District Police Office said they had interrogated a person suspected to be involved in the case.
Published: 19-10-2017 09:14