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North Dinajpur health dept seals nursing home in Bijolia

The district Health department of North Dinajpur sealed a Nursing Home at Bijolia village on Friday morning.

A team led by Chief Medical Officer of Health (CMOH) Prakash Midday sealed the nursing home there.
“The nursing home has no infrastructure to run a maternity ward. We have earlier got many allegations against the nursing home. 

We made a sudden visit today (Friday) and inspected there. We saw it was in a horrible condition,” said the CMOH.

It should be recalled that the officer of the health department sealed a nursing home at Lodhon village a few days ago.

The officers are giving sudden visits to the private hospitals and nursing home to check the infrastructure after the child trafficking racket was uncovered by the investigating agencies in 
several parts of the state.

However, it will also be recalled that two nursing homes of Malda district were sealed and one was show-caused in view of allegations against them for violating norms, the Chief Medical Officer of Health, Malda, Dilip Kumar Mondal, earlier said.

The officers have sealed Mongalbari Nursing Home and Harishchandrapur Nursing Home, and served a show-cause notice to another such nursing home.

There were allegations that Mongalbari Nursing Home was running an illegal medicine shop, besides operating it with untrained staff.

Both Harishchandrapur Nursing Home as well as Apollo Nursing Home allegedly had no licenses.

On verification, it was found the allegations to be true. The DM and SP of Malda were also 
present when the nursing homes were sealed.

There are 34 nursing homes across the Malda district and a team comprising health department officials and a Deputy Magistrate would visit all of them. There are around 40 nursing homes in North Dinajpur.

Meanwhile, in an internal meeting, Medical Council of India (MCI) decided to temporary cancel the 
registration of three accused doctors who were arrested for their alleged involvement in recent child trafficking case.

The council will cancel their registration for lifetime, if they would prove to be guilty in the court in the child trafficking case.
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