Gurugram: Health Dept issues notice to SRL,Max, Dr Lal Pathlabs, 6 others on faulty details of COVID patients
Gurugram: Cracking a whip on nine private labs including four Delhi-based labs, the State Health Department has issued a show-cause notice to them for enlisting wrong and duplicate addresses of at least 43 COVID victims on the official ICMR portal.
The authorities have given 48 hours to the labs to justify their mistakes, failing which would call for legal action against them for not following the protocol provided by the government.
Elaborating on the gravity of the error, one of the health officials stated that these incorrect details could hamper the whole process of surveillance and contact tracing which can lead to serious consequences.
TOI reports that the nine labs that were served notices include Pathkind, SRL, Max, Dr Lal Pathlabs, Modern diagnostics, Core Diagnostics, Metropolis healthcare, Molecule Lab, and Apex Diagnostics. According to the health department, 43 people who had submitted their samples in private labs of the city couldn't be traced as their records are incomplete.