JJ Hospital says medical officer of health, department head to do blood tests at private labs

Mumbai: JJ Hospital says medical officer and ward chief to do blood tests at private labs (representative photo) |

To sever the alleged link between the doctors and the private labs, Sir Jamshedji Jeejeebhoy or the JJ Hospital authorities have now decided not to send the blood samples outside the hospital premises without the permission of the head of department concerned (HOD) or resident doctor (RMO) .

The move comes after the hospital learned that blood samples were being sent for testing at private labs. Earlier in April, the FPJ reported how the hospital administration barred entry to private labs, placing stickers all over campus.

Following this, there was strict monitoring of samples sent outside the hospital premises. “We have received several complaints that many basic tests are not carried out at the hospital. As a result, many private partners go on a hospital hunting tour for patients. As a result, many patients and their relatives are exploited and directed to private laboratories by hospital staff. For most basic tests, they are forced to incur additional expense. But, the dean has now opened the internal laboratory, ”said a doctor.

After this matter came to light, the hospital authority ordered an investigation into the matter. “We had formed a three-member committee which includes the medical superintendent, Dr. Sanjay Surase, the head of the pathology department, Dr. Subhangi Agde, and the head of the biochemistry department, Dr. Subhangi Dalvi, who investigated the ‘case,’ said the chief medical officer.

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