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Operations suspended at Hà Nội clinic after incident

Update: March, 09/2017 - 16:47
Clinic 168 Hà Nội is located on Ngọc Hồi Road, Thanh Trì District. - Photo nld.com.vn
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HÀ NỘI  The Hà Nội’s Department of Health on Wednesday suspended operations of clinic 168 Hà Nội until further investigations, after a pregnant woman admitted there was rushed to Bạch Mai Hospital in coma.

The incident took place last Sunday at the general clinic located in Thanh Trì District. The 29-year-old pregnant woman, who hails from northern Quảng Ninh Province, was being treated at the clinic for vaginitis when she was believed to have slipped into coma with dead brain.

The clinic, located on Ngọc Hồi Road, started operations in 2012 and has registered that it has two Chinese doctors, Dr Zheng Zu Rong and Dr Liu Chun Ming, both of whom have professional licences from the Ministry of Health.

Nguyễn Dương Trung, deputy chief of the health department’s inspectorate, said that 52-year-old Rong was handling the case. He received his professional licence for specialising in obstetrics and gynaecology in 2013.

This is not the first time that the clinic has been in trouble. It has been penalised regularly over the years, and in 2016 alone, it committed three violations. In September 2015, Rong had his professional licence suspended for nine months for selling medicine after a health check-up.

At the time of inspection on Tuesday, Rong was not at the clinic.  VNS

 

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