Officials shut illegal para-medical college in Tiruninravur
Health department officials, who were carrying out an intensive drive against the mystery fever in Tiruvallur district, sealed an unrecognised paramedical college in Tiruninravur besides arresting a quack on Monday
Health and Family Welfare Department, Government of Tamil Nadu
Authorities took strict action against the institution, Florence Paramedical Science College in Dasapuram, Tiruninravur, which was functioning for the last four years without recognition. The college was conducting lab technician and nursing courses.
Talking to DTNext, PV Dayalan, Deputy Director, Medical and Family Welfare, Tiruvallur, said that the action was initiated following a complaint against the college with the Tahsildar of Avadi.
Authorities have also been cracking down on quacks since October last. Dr Dayalan said so far, 13 quacks have been held in Gummudipoondi, Uthukottai, Tiruninravur, Pallipat, Kanakammachatram, Tiruvallur town and Tiruvottiyur.
“On Monday, we arrested Sudarshan, a quack in Tiruvallur. Similarly, another quack running clinic in Tiruvottiyur, was also arrested,” he pointed out.
The health department’s drive against quacks intensified after the fever outbreak in two villages in Tiruvallur. Dr Dayalan said, “Many residents of Kaverirajapuram had consulted Deivasigamani, who was arrested on Friday last,” he said.
He added “Joint Director will be keenly tracking quacks in and around the district, as a safety measure.”