4 illegal dental clinics sealed off in Larkana; 2 quacks overpowered


LARKANA: Assistant Commissioner Larkana Dr Masood Bhutto raided various illegal clinics in Larkana and sealed off four of them, besides arresting two technicians on Thursday. Dental Technicians and dispensers are running private dental clinics illegally in Larkana district which is one of the main causes of spreading deadly diseases like Hepatitis & HIV/AIDS.

This was revealed to reporters by Dr Ali Rahujo, Demonstrator of Dentistry, Bibi Aseefa Dental College (BADC), here on Thursday. He said that at these dental clinics, no proper equipment called autoclave is available, hence the instruments are not washed up to required 134 degrees.

He said bleeding during dental surgeries usually occurs and these technicians use same instruments in other patients without proper boiling which is main cause of spreading these dangerous diseases in Larkana district at large scale.

He said that these technicians use electric appliances for washing the instruments up to 40 to 50 degrees with Dettol which cannot eliminate bacteria.

On the other hand, the district administration has collected all the details of private dental clinics managed by dental technicians and dispensers working in the entire Larkana district including nine working at Miro Khan Chowk, Nako No 7, Bunder Road, Bakrani Tower, Airport Road and two in Naundero. These clinics have no proper licenses to operate and are being run by quacks and action is underway against all of them.