Cuttack: City administration sealed a nursing home and a private clinic running without appropriate license. A special squad of the district administration headed by Additional District Medical Officer (ADMO) Abhay Pattnaik and Deputy Collector Khetra Mohan Swain on Thursday conducted raid and sealed ‘Omm Sai City Nursing Home’ and ‘Touch Diagnostic Centre’ at Kanika Chhak for running illegally without valid license.
Earlier the nursing home was functioning at Mission road under the name of ‘City Nursing Home’. Without intimating Chief District Medical Officer and the District administration, the nursing home was later renamed and shifted from Mission Road to Kanika Chhak . With non-submission of required documents during the verification process, the officials have sealed the nursing home and directed its owner to shift patients within 48 hours.
Similarly, a diagnostic centre (Touch Diagnostic Centre) in the same area was also shut for running without having any valid license. The license having become invalid since 2014, was not renewed for which it was sealed.
As per sources, there are more than 100 private nursing homes and hospitals in Cuttack and majority of them don’t have valid license and registration.