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SHCC imposes Rs0.94m fine against 32 botched doctors

KARACHI: The Sindh Healthcare Commission (SHCC) on Thursday imposed a fine of Rs940,000 (0.94 million) against as many as 32 fake doctors identified all across the province.

In its 8th committee meeting held at the SHCC Head Office, Convener and Committee Chairman, Dr. Khalid Hussain Shaikh and Member Committee Dr Abdul Razzaq Shaikh approved the penalties of 32 quackery cases including six cases from Larkana, eight from Hyderabad, four from Mirpur Khas, one from Sukkur, one from Shaheed Benazirabad and 12 from Karachi under section 9(2) of the SHCC ACT 2013.

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The meeting decided that the present ground realities be analysed while dealing with healthcare practitioners to nurture better communications with them and improve their knowledge on healthcare practices.

Committee Chairman Dr Khalid Hussian Shaikh further stated that strict follow-up checks must be conducted by the Anti-Quackery team so that offenders could be dealt strictly if they were found in recommitting the same offence.

The meeting was also attended by CEO SHCC Dr Ahson Qavi Siddiqui, Committee Member Dr Abdul Razzaq Sheikh, Director Anti Quackery and his team of deputy directors.

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