VB seizes test­ing record of pvt lab

Hindustan Times (Jalandhar) - - HTSPOTLIGH­T - HT Corre­spon­dent let­ter­schd@hin­dus­tan­times.com

AM­RIT­SAR: Vig­i­lance bureau on Saturday seized Covid-19 test­ing record of a pri­vate lab Tuli Di­ag­nos­tic Cen­tre in Am­rit­sar.

The vig­i­lance’s ac­tion comes 10 days af­ter Am­rit­sar civil sur­geon Dr Ju­gal Kishor had writ­ten to the Pun­jab health de­part­ment, de­mand­ing ac­tion against the pri­vate lab.

“The record of the pa­tients who were tested there will be scru­ti­nized,” said SSP (vig­i­lance), Am­rit­sar range, Param­pal Singh. Some res­i­dents, in­clud­ing a preg­nant woman, who were first de­clared positive for the coro­n­avirus by the said lab, were later found neg­a­tive by the Am­rit­sar Gov­ern­ment Med­i­cal Col­lege (GMC’s) vi­ral re­search and di­ag­nos­tic lab­o­ra­tory (VRDL). The lab has stopped Covid-19 tests.

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