Friday, January 27


(Health): Quackery on the rise in city’s suburban areas

Karachi:Score of quacks, non-technical paramedics and unskilled midwives are openly running private hospitals, medical or dental clinics and maternity homes throughout Karachi, especially in suburban area of the city due to poor monitoring system of Sindh Healthcare Commission (SHCC) and Sindh health department, it was learned on Sunday. An official at Sindh Health Department told PPI that SHCC had failed devise a comprehensive strategy to control illegal practices of quacks operating in Karachi as old and suburban areas of the city had become hub of illegal dental or medical clinics and maternity homes. He informed that hundreds of illegal hospital, dental clinics and maternity homes are operating across the city without check and balance. These dental and medical clinics and matern...