Gurugram: In an ongoing operation to curb illegal healthcare activities in the state, a joint team of the Haryana chief minister’s flying squad and health department arrested a lab operator and lab technician following a raid at a fake diagnostic lab operating in Nanu Kalan village on Thursday.
According to the complaint filed by medical officer Shweta Sharma on Wednesday, the lab in front of the government school in Nanu Kalan village was raided on the order of the chief minister’s office (CMO).
Samples of about 200 patients were tested every month at the Shree Shyam Lab for Rs 350 to 500, officials said, adding that there was no pathologist in the lab.
Its technician, a resident of Pathredi village, holds a diploma in medical laboratory and was working at the lab for a monthly salary of Rs 15,000. Similarly, the lab director is a resident of Ward 15 of Pataudi.
“The main accused signed the report himself and was running the lab in a rented shop. So far the lab owner has given consent for testing the samples of about 4,000 patients,” Sharma told PTI.
Investigation revealed that Dr Govind from Lokra village, Dr Gautam from Nanukalan village, Dr Sukhbir and Dr Gajendra from Sherpur village used to send patients to this lab, she said.
“The guidelines of Bio-Medical Waste Management were also not being followed,” the medical officer added.
An FIR was registered at the Pataudi Police Station and both the accused were arrested.
“Both the accused were let off on bail after they joined the investigation. Further probe is underway,” said ASI Shiv Kumar, the investigating officer.
Medical Dialogues team had earlier reported that the Haryana health department, along with the joint team of the CM flying squad busted an alleged 16-bedded fake hospital in Sector 52’s Wazirabad village. The hospital was run by a Class 10 pass Nuh resident, who had appointed himself as a doctor.