DoH&FW caution researchers

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Dimapur, November 14: Following detection of conduct of study/research/survey involving human subjects for medical purpose in Nagaland without the knowledge of the State authorities, the Department of Health & Family Welfare, Nagaland has cautioned against conduct of any such exercise.
In a notification, the State Directorate of Health & Family Welfare warned that such exercises without the approval and knowledge of competent authority may lead to legal and ethical implications for which the Department not be responsible.
For any such exercise, due official procedure has to be maintained and the approval of the Ethics Committee of the Department of Health and Family Welfare is mandatory, it said while warning of disciplinary, legal action against the defaulters.
The notification directed the respective District health authorities/ research organizations /individual researcher to ensure compliance. (Page News Service)