The Democratic Youth Federation of India (DYFI) activists, here on Thursday, took out a rally protesting against the unauthorised medical laboratories being run with unqualified technicians in the town. They also staged a dharna in front of the Additional DMHO office before submitting a memorandum to the official on the demand.

Speaking to the media persons later, the DYFI district president M. Shyam Babu said that out of the total of 40 medical laboratories in the town, only two had proper licences and being run by qualified persons. The rest of them were given temporary licences for a limited period which lapsed a long ago. The federation urged the authorities to take immediate action against the unauthorised labs.