Mandi Bahauddin: 2 held in crackdown against quacks
MANDI BAHAUDDIN: During a crackdown launched against quacks and unqualified orthopedic physicians, a team of Health Department sealed two points and initiated legal proceeding against them. Dozens of such “clinics” have been established in the city and its surrounding areas. They treat fractured bones in a crude and painful manner. They often succeed in treat simple and partial fracture and joint dislocation and sprains but they are unable to cure severe fractures. Thus, when patients visit a qualified physician, the case becomes complicated. The health teams also raided the clinics of quacks sealed them after taking legal action. However, later, in connivance of some health officials, they reopen their clinics with displaying banners and billboards to attract public.
They also give advertisements in local newspapers and Radio. There is a need to eliminate such clinics completely to save people’s health. It may be mentioned that the medical officers at the district and tehsil headquarters hospitals refer patients with injuries and bone fractures to surgeons practicing in big cities after giving them first aid. The patients having financial resources move to such physicians but the poor patients have to get treatment from fake orthopedic physicians. Seminar, walk advocate education: A seminar was held here at TMA Hall to mark World Literacy Day the other day. Addressing the participants, DCO Tariq Mahmood Chaudhry said that no society or nation could progress without education. He said that the Punjab government was spending huge funds for the promotion education across the province. All the education institutions from primary to college level have been equipped with modern teaching and education facilities including computer labs across the district,” he pointed out. Earlier, the EDO Education informed that all out efforts were being made to motivate parents to send their children to schools. Later on a walk was taken out that was participated by heads of all the district departments and a large number of people from all walks of life.