HYDERABAD: Sindh health authorities have traced 5,039 clinics run by quacks so far, out of which 2,823 have been sealed, revealed a report shared by the Sindh Health Director General Dr Masood Solangi, on Thursday.
According to the Health Department, 270 clinics of quacks in Larkana, 302 in Jacobabad, 175 in Shikarpur, 190 in Umerkot, 145 in Karachi West and 159 in Tando Muhammad Khan have been sealed.
It has also been found that Sanghar had the highest number of quacks, 697 in total, followed by 405 in Mirpurkhas, 335 in Ghotki, 325 in Sukkur and 302 in Jacobabad.
However, Dr Solangi said that health authorities are still in the process of tracking quacks, suggesting that the numbers may increase as the crackdown, initiated after numerous cases of HIV surfaced in Sindh, continues.
Published in The Express Tribune, May 31st, 2019.