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Minister inspects private health clinics in HCM City

Update: April, 28/2017 - 18:30
Minister of Health Nguyễn Thị Kim Tiến inspects Nguyễn Trãi Health Clinic on 277 Nguyễn Trãi Street in District 1’s Nguyễn Cư Trinh Ward yesterday morning. Photo news.zing.vn
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HCM CITY — A private health clinic in HCM City was found to be violating regulations on check-ups and treatment, in addition to two Chinese doctors being absent during working hours.

An inspection team, led by Minister of Health Nguyễn Thị Kim Tiến, on Thursday conducted a surprise inspection of Nguyễn Trãi Health Clinic on 277 Nguyễn Trãi Street in HCM City’s District 1.

The team found that the clinic maintained health records of patients in a careless and haphazard manner. Ten health records of patients were found lacking patients’ personal information, symptoms, diagnosis of the disease and treatment undertaken.

Explaining the situation, a representative of the clinic said the newly-recruited receptionists were not fully trained and this was the reason for the mistakes.

Tiến asked to see some doctors to inquire about the shoddy way in which patients’ health records were kept, but two out of five doctors were not present.

The clinic reported that there were five doctors at the clinic, of which two were Chinese.

Bùi Minh Trạng, chief inspector of HCM City’s Department of Health, said last year as well, the department found the clinic to be flouting rules, such as offering unregistered check-up and treatment services to patients.

The team also inspected Faffles Medical Health Clinic, where two foreign doctors were working, and Mayo Health Clinic, where a Chinese doctor was working. These two clinics were not found to be violating any regulations.

Trạng said the department would continue inspecting private health clinics and classify the quality of these clinics. — VNS

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