Medical Labs Attacked in India as Part of Ongoing Scope-of-Practice Battle between Pathologists and Medical Laboratory Technologists
India’s courts are slowly addressing scope of practice issues in pathology laboratories
Turf wars among medical laboratory professionals about scope of practice—combined with concerns about price-gouging—resulted in the ransacking of three pathology laboratories in India.
On Thursday, June 21, 2012, members of the regional political party known as Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) attacked three pathology laboratories, damaging equipment and furniture. The three medical laboratories were located in the Yavatmal District of Maharashtra. Maharashtra is the third largest, the second most populous, and the richest state in India. Its capital is Mumbai.
This news was reported by the The Times of India in its Hagpur edition, The Maharashtra Medical Laboratory Technologists Association (MMLTA) condemned the attacks. (more…)