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DDF Gujrat: Unqualified Health Professionals

Mar 25 - Mar 26

9:00AM to 4:30PM

National College of Business Administration & Economics (NCBA&E), GT Road Gujarat

number of Unqualified Health Professionals (UPHs) is not only increasing
alarmingly in Gujrat but also causing loss of precious lives, which in turn
leads to conflict between clients and quack health professionals. Considering the
importance of the issue community leaders of Gujarat chose this topic. UHPs are
the persons, who are engaged in health practices, or hold out that they are
entitled to do so, despite they are not the degree holders or have no formal
qualification with minimum experience or registered with the Pakistan Medical
and Dental Council (PMDC).

Gujrat district, UHPs, like any other city of Pakistan, are causing serious
life threats as they are not able to diagnosis, and at the same time they are
not referring patients to appropriate healthcare professionals. Usually, the
UHPs are known due to unrealistic claims for their treatments or products. They
exploit the illiterate segment of the society belonging to lower and middle
classes, who cannot afford the expensive medical treatment. Despite the fact
that these quacks are running their business openly, no serious action has ever
been taken against them. This issue is affecting society at large.

For cooperative
action plan, the participants formed a dedicated committee to analyze, evaluate
and work extensively to eradicate the reasons of the issue. The committee ToRs
were also set by the participants. It was shared that the set TORs of the
committee will address two major areas.?
Awareness rising among the society was the first area committee will be
closely looking at.? In order to do so, a
campaign kit will be designed. This campaign will be helpful in disseminating
awareness regarding the possible risks/threats of choosing the quacks and UHPs?
for health treatment.? Secondly, dialogue
among the doctors, district government and quacks will be facilitated by the
committee. These dialogues will be helpful in finding out the best possible
solution of the issue.

List of Participants:

Name? Designations
Zeenat Shahid Advocate High Court
Advocate High Court
Atteeq ur
University of Gujrat
Dr. Abid? University of Gujrat
Syed Aftab
Principal NCBA&E
Nazar Afzal Entreprenuer
Babar Naveed Farmer
Shawaiz Ahmed Manager State Life
Nusrullah Khan
Property Dealer
Mian Muhammad
Akbar Javed
Malik Asif
PML Q Youth
Nisar Kazmi Media
Sheraz Anjum Principal Arshad
Waqas Ilyas CSR, PTCL
Awais Hassan
Faizan Hafeez Student
Hafza Shehzadi Student
Mawish Munawer Student
Salma Pervaiz Lecturer
Ayesha Rasheed
Arif Hussain Food Inspector
Fakhar Ahmad
Homeopathic Doctor
Mirza Moazzam Insurance Manager
Rizwan Khan Dispencer