PHC closes down fake treatment centres

Staff Reporter

The Punjab Healthcare Commission has closed down 26 fake treatment centres of quacks in the district Vehari.
According to a press release issued here on Monday, the Commission has initiated further proceedings against these quacks. As per details, two teams of the PHC visited 78 treatment centres, and found 52 clinics were being run by qualified medics, and were registered with the Commission.
The rest 26 were indulging in illegal medical practices, and their premises were sealed. These fake treatment centres included 14 clinics of general practitioners, two hakeems, one homeopathic clinic, two laboratories, six dentists and one bone-setter.
These treatment centres were being run by dispensers and unqualified staff, while other illegal practices included medical stores treating patients, homeopathic doctorsand hakeems giving allopathic medicines, dentistry without qualified doctors, laboratories without pathologists and other qualified staff.
The spokesperson of the PHC said the Commission was continuously making efforts for raising standards of the healthcare service delivery across the Punjab, and the Commission would eliminate quackery in its all manifestations.

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