LAHORE - The Punjab Healthcare Commission closed down 37 quackery centres in three cities on Friday.

According to details, the maximum number of quackery outlets, that is, 19, were sealed in Kasur, which was followed by 12 in Lahore and six in Sheikhupura. The PHC teams, accompanied by the officials of the district administration and police, visited 160 centres, and found 53 quackery businesses turned into other trades.  In Lahore, centres of nine quacks, two fake dentists and one quack hakeem were sealed. These were: Muzammal Clinic, Asif Clinic, Sami Clinic, Amir Clinic, Waheed Clinic, Arshad Clinic, Ayyaz Clinic, Khalid Clinic, Allah Wasaya Clinic, Kashif Dental Lab, Lahore Dental Lab and Al-Madina Shifa Khana.

The spokesperson of the PHC has said the Commission will continue its action against quacks across the province, and the pace of the crackdown will remain unchecked under all circumstances

Meanwhile, kitchens of all the restaurants were checked intensely across the motorway from Lahore to Islamabad. DG PFA checked all the restaurants and food points of service areas including Sukhekhi, Bhera, Kalar Kahar and Chakri.

He went to different food sections and production areas in order to check the quality of food which was being put on display for selling. Subway Food point was charged with Rs10,000 fine for using air freshener, containing prohibited chemical in its kitchen. Moreover, Hardee’s was served warning notice for selling frozen dessert instead of dairy ice-cream.

A cash of Rs10,000 was awarded to Simply Sufi as a token of appreciation for keeping clean and hygienic conditions.