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Oct 08, 2012 at 04:23pm IST

UP Health Minister orders sting operations in all government hospitals

New Delhi: In a bizarre order, the Uttar Pradesh government has said it will carry out sting operations in government hospitals across the state. These orders have been issued by Uttar Pradesh Health Minister Ahmed Hasan. Sting operations are to be conducted to check the status of medical facilities in government hospitals.

The operations will also aim at curbing the practice of government doctors in private hospitals. The state government has threatened to act tough against those doctors found missing at work.

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This comes months after wardboys and drivers took to treating patients at hospitals in the state while doctors did not report to work. Ward boys, pharmacists and class 4 employees or sweepers were caught on camera giving injections, putting stitches, giving medicines to patients in hospitals in Bulandshahr and Ballia in Uttar Pradesh. The doctors were not present.

All this took place under the watch of the Hospital Chief Medical Officer. District health officials claimed that the staff seen in the video were Operation Theatre attendants and not janitors. In another incident, the Chief Medical Officer's driver was also caught on camera administering saline drips to patients in the district government hospital in Kushinagar.

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