Medical testing

SRINAGAR — Alarmed by concerns within the healthcare sector, the Directorate of Health Services Kashmir (DHSK) has launched a multifaceted campaign to combat unethical practices associated with private medical testing.

The initiative stems from reports of agents and touts affiliated with private laboratories actively coaxing patients towards their facilities, even when government healthcare institutions offer the same tests.

To combat this, DHSK issued a circular to Chief Medical Officers and Medical Superintendents of government hospitals, outlining a multi-pronged approach.

The circular emphasizes the need for close collaboration with law enforcement agencies to enforce legal consequences against those promoting private tests over government facilities. Additionally, it recommends implementing a robust monitoring system to effectively address patient complaints related to unethical testing practices.

DHSK further emphasizes the importance of empowering patients. The circular encourages individuals to report any incidents of undue influence towards private testing, underscoring the Directorate’s commitment to transparency and accountability. It also calls for all necessary measures to discourage private labs and touts from engaging in unfair practices.

Finally, DHSK urges Chief Medical Officers and Medical Superintendents to implement effective measures to monitor and address patient complaints, providing regular updates on progress. This ensures a responsive system that prioritizes patient well-being and access to affordable healthcare services in government facilities.

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