PHC closes down 51 quackery outlets


While continuing with its action against quacks across the province, the Punjab Healthcare Commission has closed down another 51quackery outlets.
During the last week, the PHC enforcement teams conducted raids on 338 treatment outlets in four cities and their adjoining areas. Out of these, 57 centres have been closed down by the quacks. Among the sealed centres, 15 each were in Lahore and Faisalabad, Multan 13, and eight in Gujrat. Fakhri Clinic, Anwar Dawakhana, Al-Shifa Clinic, Rana Homoeopathic Clinic, Bokhari Medical Complex, Wasif Medical Store, Rafique Clinic, Sheraz Welfare Clinic, Fatima Medical Centre, Nazir Medical Complex, Husnain Lab, Rasheed Medical Store, MatabAftab, Umer Medical Store and Family Dispensary were locked down in Lahore.
PHC spokesperson has also said the teams of the commission have so far visited over 72,700 treatment centres, sealed 26,412 quacks’ shops, and over 13,800 outlets have been converted into other businesses. “The PHC hearing committees have imposed a fine of about Rs540 million on quacks,” he added.

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