SWABI: The administration on Thursday sealed operation theatres of some private health centers in Swabi’s district headquarters and closed down several laboratories and clinics over unhygienic conditions and unqualified staff.
The development comes two weeks after the administration asked private health facilities to immediately ensure strict compliance with the relevant laws.
Deputy commissioner Matiullah Khan told Dawn that a party led by additional deputy commissioner Irshad Khan raided several health centres and clinical laboratories.
He warned that private hospitals and clinics would face strict action if they didn’t adhere to the healthcare laws.
The deputy commissioner said quacks won’t be allowed to operate in the district.
He said operation theaters of Jehangir Medical Centre and Misal Medical Centre were sealed, while Manzoor Eye Clinic, Abdullah Vaccination Centre and Laboratory, Ilaj Homeopathic Centre, collection unit of Al-Shifa International, and Jamal Medical Centre Laboratory were closed down over unqualified staff and unhygienic conditions.
Matiullah Khan said the sealed facilities would have to fulfil formalities on staff, equipment and services before seeking permission to resume operation.
By Muqaddam Khan Published in Dawn