Quacks to be brought to book

Health Minister Dr. Rajitha Senaratne has decided to obtain assistance of the Police Head Quarters to nab quacks, Health Ministry spokesman said.

Around 30,000 quacks serve island-wide and the Health Ministry would nab them soon assisted by the police, the Spokesman said.

The Health Ministry requests all doctors engaged in private service to register with the Private Practice/Private Medical Services Regulatory Council as soon as possible.

All MBBS doctors should register with the Sri Lanka Medical Council (SLMC). The doctors engaged in private practice should register with the SLMC and the Private Medical Services Regulatory Council, he said.

The Government Medical Officers’ Association (GMOA) stated that over 30,000 quacks are in the country now.

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