Punjab Healthcare Commission seals over 22,642 healthcare centers due to substandard services
Punjab Health Committee has imposed a fine of Rs 460 million on quacks.
Substandard services compel Punjab Healthcare Commission to seal several public and private healthcare centers.
47,000 hospitals, basic health units, clinics, laboratories, Hakeem, and homeopaths were working in Punjab.
Many training and capacity building sessions were also organized by the PHC to provide standard services.
The Commission has so far delivered training to more than 9,000 people affiliated with the profession.
PHC officials said the committee has imposed a fine of Rs 460 million on quacks. He further added that the officials of PHC visited more than 51,275 healthcare centers.
It has also registered more than 33,000 small and big hospitals, basic health units, clinics of individual doctors, homeopaths, Hakeems, pathological and radiological diagnostic centers, out of which 18,000 were given licenses.
However, 47,000 hospitals, basic health units, clinics, laboratories, Hakeem and homeopaths were working in Punjab. Initially, the Punjab Healthcare Center was trying to register the stakeholders.
According to media sources, many training and capacity building sessions were also organized by PHC to assure provision of quality services. Moreover, final registration and license were awarded only to those healthcare centers that met the set standard.
The Commission had so far trained more than 9,000 people affiliated with the health profession.
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