Case registered against hospital employees in Kashmir

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Srinagar, Oct 2 (UNI) The Crime Branch (CB)of the Jammu and Kashmir police has registered a case against three employees of Lalla Ded hospital after they were found involved in supplying adulterated blood to patients.

Earlier, Health and Medical Education Secretary Kulbushan Jandial said the CB has been asked to investigate the alleged supply of adulterated blood to patients in Lala Ded (women) hospital.

Official sources said the CB during the investigation found three employees identified as Mohmmad Sadiq, Bashir Ahmad and Latief Ahmad being involved in selling voluntarily donated blood to private nursing homes after mixing saline with it.

A statement issued by the CB said further investigations would help to unearth the conspiracy behind this shameful act.

The adulteration of blood in the hospital surfaced recently.

Mr Jandial said after completion of the departmental inquiry, two employees--one Laboratory Technician and one Nursing Orderly-- were suspended after they were found involved in the racket.

He said five other employees have been transferred from the hospital.

Meanwhile, he said the Principal Government Medical College, Srinagar has been asked to monitor such things in future by assigning the responsibility to a senior doctor to avoid such incidents.


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