Seven thousand quacks have been reported throughout the country. Operations are being conducted continuously to nab them.
The Health Ministry says that there have been complaints about 7000 quacks engaged in illegal medical practice in different parts of the country. It is reported that the condition of some patients worsened and some others died after taking treatment from them. Some of them are identified as pharmacists who worked for private Medical Practitioners while some are relatives of renowned doctors who use their name as a cover.
The Ministry is facing a number of problems due to them. Minister Maitreepala Sirisena has instructed Director General of Health Services to take action against them.