The Punjab Healthcare Commission on Tuesday has imposed a fine of Rs0.5 million for practising quackery, and asked the police to register the first information report (FIR) against the owner of a healthcare establishment.  According to details, one Junaid Azam had submitted a complaint with the PHC, mentioning that he had taken his pregnant wife to Al-Rehman Clinic and Maternity Home Bhudhal Sant Multan. “At the Clinic, Asifa Kamran started treating his wife, but both the mother and child died during treatment,” he alleged.  The complainant’s allegation proved to be true in the PHC’s investigation. It was proven that Asifa Kamran was impersonating as a doctor although she was only a qualified Lady Health Visitor. Upon this, the PHC has imposed a fine of Rs0.5 million – maximum under the PHC Act 2010 – on the Clinic, and directed the police to register an FIR against the culprit for further investigations. Moreover, the Commission has also sent the case of Asifa Kamran to the Pakistan Nursing Council for further action. –Staff Reporter