62 centres sealed as PHC's onslaught on quacks continues.

LAHORE -- While carrying out a crackdown on quacks, the Punjab Healthcare Commission (PHC) has sealed as many as 62 quackery centres in nine cities.

Among the centres that were closed down, 38 were of those quacks who were working as family physicians, while the rest included eight illegal laboratories, six medical stores, four hakeems, two maternity homes, and other unlawful practitioners.

During the last week, the PHC enforcement teams visited 403 quackery centres. However, as per data, 168 quacks had quit their illegal activities. As many as 115 centres in Vehari and Muzaffargarh each were raided where 11 and 12 quackery outlets respectively were shut...

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