1. Bongaigaon, Assam: Diagnostic centers embroiled in controversy over alleged illegal medical practices.
2. Devadaru Diagnostic Centre was accused of allowing post-graduate residents to conduct sonography services.
3. Concerns raised over-exploitation of patients and violation of government directives on private practice.

Bongaigaon, May 23: The Bongaigaon district in Assam finds itself embroiled in a contentious issue as numerous diagnostic centers face allegations of conducting medical practices unlawfully.

At the heart of the matter is the Devadaru Diagnostic Centre in Abhayapuri, where accusations have surfaced suggesting that post-graduate residents, who are prohibited from private practice by government directives, are operating sonography services.

One such case involves Anupriti Sinha, a post-graduate resident at the Bongaigaon Civil Hospital. Sinha stands accused of providing sonography services at the Devadaru Diagnostic Centre, reportedly charging patients Rs 1,200 per procedure.

This blatant violation of government directives, which expressly forbid post-graduate residents from partaking in private medical practice, has sparked outrage and concern among locals.

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Victims of this malpractice have come forward to express their grievances, asserting that these diagnostic centers are exploiting patients for financial gain under the guise of medical care.

Their claims paint a picture of unchecked proliferation of these centers, likening their rapid emergence to mushrooms sprouting after rainfall. These establishments stand accused of deceiving the public by offering illegal medical services.

The gravity of the situation is underscored by the fact that these diagnostic centers, entrusted with the well-being of patients, are flouting regulations intended to uphold medical standards and ethics.

The allegations against Devadaru Diagnostic Centre and similar establishments highlight a systemic failure in regulatory oversight, allowing such malpractices to thrive unchecked.

The implications of these accusations extend beyond mere legal infractions; they erode public trust in the healthcare system and jeopardize the health and safety of individuals seeking medical assistance.

In response to these allegations, authorities must conduct a thorough investigation into the operations of these diagnostic centers, holding accountable those found guilty of violating regulations.

Furthermore, stringent measures should be implemented to prevent the recurrence of such incidents, including regular inspections and strict enforcement of laws governing medical practice.

The plight of the victims underscores the urgent need for effective regulation and oversight in the healthcare sector to safeguard the interests of patients and uphold the integrity of medical services.