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* Around 1,600 unlicensed quacks operating as western doctors in Sri Lanka
Thu, Jan 16, 2014, 08:44 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Jan 16, Colombo: The trade union of Sri Lanka's state sector doctors says that a large number of persons without licenses operating as doctors island wide.

The Government Medical Officers' Association (GMOA) said that it has found around 1,600 quacks posing as doctors of western medicine without a license and issue medicines to patients in the country.

Central Coordinator of the GMOA, Dr. Hasitha Aluthge told media that raids were carried out in six provinces to crack down on the quacks.

He explained that in many instances, Ayurvedic doctors had posed as doctors of western medicine.

According to Dr. Aluthge, the highest number of cases where Ayurvedic doctors had practiced as doctors of western medicine has been recorded from the Western Province.

The health authorities say these illegal practices by the quacks endanger the lives of the public, especially of those who are suffering from spreading diseases such as dengue. These patients need special medications and prompt treatment, they point out, warning the public to seek treatment from qualified doctors.

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