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PHC seals four more illegal drug treatment entities


By Our Staff Reporter

LAHORE: While continuing action against drug addiction treatment and rehabilitation centres, the Punjab Healthcare Commission on Tuesday has sealed four illegal premises, and issued show-cause notices, while also closing down another 26 quacks’ outlets.
According to details, the PHC teams had conducting raids on seven treatment centres in the city. They sealed Addiction Recovery Centre after examining and handing over 13 patients to their relatives. The Centre was being run without registration from the Commission and the requisite human resource and facilities, that is, psychiatrists, doctors, para-medical staff and the emergency cover. The Pak Clinic, Bridge Rehab and Psychiatric Services and Panah Clinic were also closed down for poor facilities and functioning without registration. The Shaafi Rehab Centre was issued show-cause, and stopped from admitting new patients.
Also, in its continued action on quacks, the Punjab Healthcare Commission sealed another 26 premises of quacks in Lahore and Sheikhupura. Out these, 17 outlets were sealed in the city, while nine in Sheikhupura.

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