PHC seals 99 quack ‘clinics’

Services at six laboratories and three clinics were suspended for not implementing Minimum Service Delivery Standards

APP March 09, 2020

LAHORE: The Punjab Healthcare Commission (PHC) conducted raids on over 600 treatment centres in 16 cities and sealed 99 ‘clinics’ run by quacks over the last week.

Two FIRs were also registered in D-Type Police Station, Faisalabad against quacks named Mohammad Shabbir and Malik Mohammad Mushtaq, for reopening their sealed centres.

Services at six laboratories, including four in Rahim Yar Khan, and three clinics were suspended for not implementing the Minimum Service Delivery Standards (MSDS). The owners of these centres have been directed to implement standards and submit compliance reports to the PHC for restarting the services.

After over 600 raids on almost all types of healthcare establishments, including hospitals, 132 quacks have quit their businesses, with the largest number of 31 clinics being in Toba Tek Singh.

Published in The Express Tribune, March 9th, 2020.


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