Mushroom growth of clinical laboratories

Mushroom growth of clinical laboratories: HRA categorizes clinical laboratories: PHC told

Humayun Khan

PESHAWAR: The two-member bench of Peshawar High Court (PHC) comprising of Justice Qaiser Rashid and Justice Nasir Mehfooz directed Director Operation Wilayat Shah to inform court if anyone pressurizing Health Regulatory Authority (HRA).

The direction was given by court during hearing of notice case against mushroom growth of clinical laboratories without fulfilling standards set by HRA.

Justice Qaiser Rashid remarked that HRA had took action and establish plan for categorization laboratories by HRA on PHC directives.

Director Operation Wilayat Shah informed PHC that HRA had categorized clinical laboratories into A, B, C and D categories on the bases of facilities provided by the units.

Director Operation informed PHC that mafia had threatened HRA officials for their actions against sub-standard laboratories.

Justice Qaiser Rashid remarked that if anyone pressurize or threaten HRA then submit plan application and inform court on the issue.

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