Society of Dental Surgeons urges authorities to check menace of dental quackery practice in JK

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‘If not abolished, there will be huge surge in life threatening diseases across state’

Srinagar: Society of Dental Surgeons, J&K (SDSJK) on Saturday criticized the lack of efforts by the authorities in curbing the widespread life threatening menace in state due to unchecked dental quackery and “the hazardous effects of this unethical practice.”
In a statement, a spokesperson Dr Qazi Qammar said that in a recent report from Shopian district, the authorities have informed that dental clinics have been one of the main causes of spread of Hepatitis B & C infection. “25 cases have been registered till April 15 this year, while 38 cases of Hepatitis B and C were registered in the district in 2017.”
He said the epidemic of life threatening blood borne disease is so worrisome that if this disastrous practice is not abolished, there shall be huge surge in life threatening diseases across state
Dr Imtyaz Banday, president SDSJK urged the authorities and State Dental Council to wake up, exert and seal illegally running dental clinics. He also stated that there is immense need to upgrade oral health sector in terms of human resource, infrastructure and equipment’s.