Published: Monday 30 November 1998

The health ministry in Pakistan has started a comprehensive campaign through the district health officers against quackery in the country. Strict action would be taken against quacks under Medical and Dental Degree Ordinance, 1982. Five cases against unqualified persons practising allopathic system of medicine have already been registered in this regard. According to a health ministry official, in the first phase, efforts are being made to check unqualified medical prac- titioners in Islamabad, so that Medical and Dental Degree Ordinance, 1982, could be enforced in letter and in spirit.

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