KARACHI: The Sindh Health Care Commission and the Sindh Health Department have decided to start a full-scale drive against quacks across the province, and a comprehensive plan has been chalked out in this regard.
This was decided in a meeting, jointly chaired by the Director General Health Sindh, Dr Masood Solangi, and Chief Executive Officer, Sindh Health Care Commission, Dr Minhaj Qidwai, held in the office of the DG Health. The Director of Anti-Quackery, Dr Ayaz Mustafa, and DHOs also attended the meeting.
It was decided in the meeting that the DG Health would share the list collected from all DHOs to the SHCC with the names of the quacks and also those doctors under whose name quacks had been practicing illegally.
It was also decided that the DHOs and other stakeholders such as local administration and law enforcement agencies would coordinate with the SHCC taking legal actions against quacks. It is to mention here that the SHCC had introduced a mobile application in the name of AUTHENTIK to confirm the authentication of PMDC.