06102018-JTR-01.qxd 10/6/2018 12:25 AM Page 1 c m y b SATURDAY | 6 OCTOBER 2018 | JALANDHAR JALANDHAR TRIBUNE Guv visits varsity ‘Afsar’ sans plot Impressions for a lifetime Governor VPS Badnore visits LPU to assess ongoing preparations for 106th Indian Science Congress. P2 Afsar has heavy duty names starting from writer Jass Grewal, actors Tarsem Jassar & Gurpreet Ghuggi. P3 One comes across many people in day-to-day living, but there are only a few who leave a mark. P4 Scan centre raided, 2 machines sealedCS’ tenure First raid under PC-PNDT Act in present Radiologist found absent during raid Tribune News Service Jalandhar, October 5 Two scanning machines of a local scanning centre were sealed here today after teams of the Health Department found an unauthorised doctor conducting scans on its premises. This is the first raid under the PC and PNDT Act initiated during the tenure of the present Civil Surgeon of the city, who joined six months ago. The raids at the Bhogpur scanning centre in the previous month were initiated by the Ambala health authorities. While health teams found the authorised owner of the centre, a GAMS doctor, conducting scans in the hospital, his daughter, a radiologist qualified to conduct the scans, was absent from the centre during the raid and reached the spot after a delay of 40 minutes. While she too is authorised to conduct scans only on three days – Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday – she was not authorised to conduct scans today as per the formal permission sought by the department. The team, including Civil Surgeon Jaspreet Kaur While health teams found the authorised owner of the centre, a GAMS doctor, conducting scans in the hospital, his daughter, a radiologist qualified to conduct the scans, was absent from the centre during the raid and reached the spot after a delay of 40 minutes. A machine of a Jalandhar-based scanning centre that was sealed on Friday. TRIBUNE PHOTO Sekhon, District Attorney Satpal and Civil Hospital SMO Kulwinder Kaur (MD gynae), along with teams of the Drug Department and two independent witnesses raided the centre. The Civil Surgeon said: “A scan was being conducted in a room with a side entry, behind closed doors, by an unauthorised doctor in the absence of the radiologist formally registered to conduct the same. Besides, while the authorised doctor also has the permission to conduct scans only on three days, she was absent from the hospital premises when the teams arrived. Records seized by the teams also show that she had been conducting scans on other days, even though she is not authorised to do so. The medical store at the centre was also found to be running without a pharmacist during the raid. We will soon issue a notice to the centre.” Dr Amarjit, the owner of the hospital, said: “I had been conducting scans across various hospitals in Jalandhar, Kapurthala and Bholath before the implementation of the PC-PNDT Act but I have not been conducting any scans since its implementation. I was at the hospital but was not conducting any scan today.” c m y b
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