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Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine Minister Dr Rajitha Senaratne on Friday said that there were around 30,000 quacks practising medicine in the country.

Dr. Senaratne said that the ministry has received information of such bogus doctors operating dispensaries and treatment centers countrywide and that he sought the assistance of the Police to nab the illegal practitioners.

He said that he already spoke with officials from the Police headquarters to conduct a countrywide raid on quacks.

“We need the cooperation of doctors in the private sector to trace the bogus doctors. We have requested the qualified doctors in private hospitals to get registered with the Private Health Services Regulatory Council.

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