Private hospital in J&K fined for violating covid SoPs and protocols

A private hospital was imposed a fine of Rs 20,000 by District Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) Srinagar after the hospital was found violating the Covid-19 SoPs and protocols during a surprise visit.

An official said that, on the directions of chairman DDMA Srinagar, a team of officials headed by the executive magistrate South along with other officials made a random inspection of a private hospital by the name in Magarmal Bagh locality of Srinagar.

“During the on spot inspection it was found that patients were crowded in the waiting area and social distancing Covid protocols were violated, following which a fine of Rs 20,000 was imposed. The hospital authorities were directed strictly to adhere to Covid -19 SoPs and guidelines,” said the official.

The official said that the hospital could have been sealed, the way Covid-19 SoPs and guidelines were violated, however, many patients were admitted in the hospital and were under treatment so hospital authorities were given stern warning to comply with the Covid-19 guidelines.

“In coming days the random inspection drive will be intensified and wherever the violations will be found, violators will be dealt with sternly”, he said—

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