PHC seals 53 fake treatment centres

Staff Reporter

Lahore

The Punjab Healthcare Commission has sealed 53 clinics of quacks in two districts, and initiated further proceedings against them. As per a press release issued here on Thursday, the PHC teams conducted surprise raids on 71 healthcare establishments in Rajanpur and tehsil Jampur, and allowed 44 to function since these were registered with the PHC, and sealed the remaining 27 for being quacks. The sealed fake treatment included 14 general practitioners, six dentists, five medical stores and one each laboratory and x-ray centre.
In Dera Ghazi Khan and tehsil Taunsa Sharif, the PHC teams visited 55 treatment centres, but permitted 29 to operate for being registered with the PHC,and closed down 26 for practising illegally, which included ten GPs, five dentists, three each homeopaths and medical stores, whereas one each laboratory, hakeem and maternity home.

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