Precious Kashmir News
Srinagar, Sept 13: Authorities on Sunday sealed a poly clinic for violating Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) meant for fighting COVID-19 pandemic in south Kashmir district of Anantnag.
A team led by Additional Deputy Commissioner, Anantnag, Ghulam Hassan Sheikh on Sunday made a surprise visit to various areas in the district and sealed Al- Qadir poly clinic for brazen violation of COVID-19 protocol.
“During a surprise inspection it was observed that a medical establishment, identified as Al-Qadir, was openly violating SOP meant for fighting COVID-19 pandemic. It was found that patients were not wearing masks and violating physical distancing. Also, sanitizer for the safety of patients, which is mandatory at the places where there is a good footfall of people, was not available,” he said.
Addressing the media, the additional deputy commissioner said that it was sheer irresponsibility on part of doctors to not enforce COVID-19 protocol at their clinics specially at the present critical stage when the whole valley is witnessing a spike in positive cases.
The ADC said he was astonished to see patients in hundreds huddled together outside the OPD rooms in the clinic corridors with nobody caring for mandatory protocol.
He said instead of receiving treatment, the patients had been exposed to infections of varied nature including the dreadful COVID-19 pandemic.