|The Hà Nội 168 clinic. — Photo anninhthudo.vn|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — The health ministry on Monday issued a second urgent order asking a special council to look into the case of a pregnant woman dying after visiting a private clinic.
The order, signed by deputy minister Nguyễn Viết Tiến, instructs Hà Nội health department to set up a council to investigate the March 5 incident at the Hà Nội 168 clinic in Thanh Trì District.
This follows the first order on March 9, asking for a report on the brain death of the 29-year-old five-month pregnant woman while she was being treated at the clinic.
The ministry has also asked Dr Zheng Zu Rong, a Chinese national, who was treating the victim to report the details of his examination and treatment. However, after the incident, Zheng’s whereabouts are not known.
According to the local press, the victim was diagnosed with a genital infection at the clinic and was being treated for it when she had seizures. She was rushed to Bạch Mai hospital in deep coma, where she was declared brain dead.
The health department suspended operations of the clinic following the incident. — VNS