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Flying inspections reveal illegal clinics in HCM City

Update: September, 16/2013 - 08:57
A number of private clinics near HCM City's Oncology Hospital have been discovered to be operating without permits after an unscheduled inspection by the city's Health Department..— Photo phunuonline

HCM CITY (VNS) — A number of private clinics near HCM City's Oncology Hospital have been discovered to be operating without permits after an unscheduled inspection by the city's Health Department.

A clinic at 48 Nguyen Huy Luong Street has been requested to halt its work immediately after inspectors found discrepancies in the registration forms and staff were unable to present any certification of medical capacity. The department has collected the names of eight doctors at the clinic along with a stash of evidence.

In addition, three nearby clinics on the same street have been discovered overstretching their staff and assigning specialist tasks to untrained doctors. The clinic at 48B has been told to close due to its lack of an operation license.

According to a recent report from the Health Department, only 2.5 per cent of health care practices do not have a licence.

However, touts outside the Oncology Hospital have been taking advantage of the overloaded amount of patients by introducing them to nearby private clinics, claiming money for taking them there and causing a headache for authorities. — VNS

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