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Date-expired chemicals used for pathological tests in Dhaka

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Health Desk—Oct 04, 2017: Date-expired chemicals are being used in pathological tests in different private clinics, hospitals and diagnostic centres in Dhaka.

According to experts, such outdated chemicals, which are mixed with other chemicals, make clinical report wrong for which the total treatment procedure may be wrong.

Earlier on September 26, a mobile court of Rapid Action Battalion raided Popular Diagnostic Centre, Regent Hospital and Diagnostic Centre and Medic Health Diagnostic Centre, and found date-expired chemicals were being used in pathological test.

The mobile court fined Tk 60, 0000 for Popular Diagnostic Centre, TK 60, 0000 for Regent Hospital and Tk 10, 0000 for Medic Health Diagnostic Centre for their irregularities.

Public health expert Dr Lelin Chowdhury said that medical investigation will be correct when other chemicals will be well branded and not date-expired.

 then went to his doctor with this medical test report. At the moment, the doctor told him that his HDL and LDL were too high and he needed anti lipid medicine for a long time.  

Responding to this issue, Dr Ehetheshamul Haque Chowdhury, additional director general of directorate of health services, said they are conducting drive with the help of RAB.

Courtesy: The Daily Sun