PHC shuts down 52 quacks’ centres

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Staff Reporter

The Punjab Healthcare Commission has shut down 52 quacks’ centres in seven cities during the last week.

Also, an FIR was registered against a quack Abdul Shakoor, and was arrested by the Chunian Police for illegally reopening his Shakoor Clinic after it was sealed by a PHC team in July this year.

While continuing with the anti-quackery drive, the PHC enforcement teams raided 498 treatment centres.

Besides the sealed ones, 198 centres have been marked for surveillance, whereas 28 qualified physicians were treating patients on an equal number of centres.

Which were previously considered to be run by quacks. Also, businesses had been changed on 184 quackery outlets.

Among the closed down centres, 10 were in Chakwal, 9 each in Jhang, Khanewal and Muzaffargarh, 6 each in Lahore and Faisalabad, and three were in Rawalpindi.

In the city, Rasheed Clinic, Defence Dental Care, Babar Dental Care, Al-Rehman Homoeopathic Clinic, Guardian Home and Bismillah Medical and Homeopathic Store were shuttered.

 

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