The reagent kit was a sequel to a surprise check carried out on the Doctors Diagnostic Centre, Woraiyur, by a team of public health officials and micro biologists led by City Health Officer R. Chitra a few days ago. The reagent kit has been taken on the direction of Collector K. Rajamani.
Speaking to The Hindu, Deputy Director of reagent kit, I. Ravindran, said the team found several procedural lapses in carrying out blood sample analysis of patients. Manual washing of ELISA kit was among the violations found during the inspection. Based on the instruction of the Collector, a notice had been served on the laboratory on Monday.
It was asked not to receive blood samples for reagent kit for six days. It has been asked to rectify the shortcomings within six days.Mr. Ravindran said alternative arrangements had been made to carry out dengue and fever analysis at Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Government Hospital in Tiruchi and the Government Hospital in Manapparai. No fee would be charged for the reagent kit of patients admitted to the Government hospitals. A fee of 140 would be charged for analysing reagent kit samples of patients referred by private doctors.In order to crosscheck the results of blood analysis, private laboratories had been asked to send 10% of samples to the government laboratory of the Tiruchi and Manapparai hospitals.