Clinical labs should conform to CE, IMC Acts: APMC

NAHARLAGUN, Jul 19: The Arunachal Pradesh Medical Council (APMC) said on Thursday that clinical laboratories in the state must conform to the Clinical Establishment Act, 2010, and the Indian Medical Council Act, 1956, which require that all laboratory reports are to be signed by laboratory physicians like pathologist, microbiologist or biochemist only.
“However, in their absence, all laboratory reports should be signed by an MBBS degree holder registered with the APMC,” it said.
The APMC, which is a statutory body that maintains a state medical register of all modern medicine (allopath) doctors and hear and decide appeals against the professional misconduct of practitioners, made the decision during a meeting chaired here by APMC president Dr RD Khrime.
Also, endorsing the proposal to establish a ‘council bhawan’, where all councils such as APMC, dental, homeopathic, Indian system of medicine, pharmacy, and nursing can come under the same roof, the APMC said it would submit a DPR to the state government for approval of fund.