KARACHI (APP) - A bill will soon be introduced in the provincial assembly to register all health outlets in the private and public sector to eliminate the menace of quackery, said provincial Health Secretary Hashim Raza Zaidi here on Sunday. We are very serious about the issue of quack doctors and the bill is with the Law Department which will soon be forwarded to the provincial Assembly for final approval, he said while addressing a press conference here to launch 'Mother & Child Week being held from April 25 to 30th in collaboration with the National Programme for Family Planning & Primary Health Care Sindh and UNICEF. All the stakeholders including Pakistan Medical Association (PMA), private doctors medical association, representatives of hospital in and private and public sector have been taken on board in formulation of the bill to eliminate the chances of all lacunas, he pointed while replying to various queries. He said under the proposed bill all clinics, laboratories and hospitals will be registered. We are establishing an Authority and a mechanism to run the system to regulate and register all genuine one room clinics to major hospitals and health practitioners, Zaidi said. Referring to various cases of manhandling of doctors, he said the bill also has clauses which will ensure that the doctors at emergency centres be provided proper security for their safety. There have been cases in our hospitals where dead patients were brought and angry mob attacked doctors on duty without realising the truth, he added. At the same time we are taking action against negligence of doctors on the complaints of the public after detailed investigation without any discrimination, the Secretary added.