Hải Phòng police seize 600kg of questionable herbal medicine at diabetes seminar

Update: September, 24/2019 - 16:43
Hải Phòng CIty police seize herbal medicine at a seminar in Kiến An District. — Photo 

HẢI PHÒNG —  Police in the northern city of Hải Phòng seized nearly 600kg of herbal medicine at an illegal seminar held in Kiến An District on Monday.

Local police reported the seminar, titled “Curing Diabetes With Herbal Medicine”, had been organised without a licence by a so-called physician named Nguyễn Thị Nghê, 35, from Hà Nội's Quốc Oai District.

The seized products were purported to be able to treat diabetes.

A representative from the city's Department of Health confirmed it had not granted a licence for the sale of herbal medicine or the seminar to Nghê.

Police discovered the event after following adverts on social networks offering free medical examinations for diabetes patients in Hải Phòng for people under 15 and those with disabilities.

Around 200 diabetes patients from Hải Phòng, Ninh Bình and Hà Nội had attended the event.  

On September 12, Nghê also organised a seminar to sell herbal medicine in An Đồng Commune, An Dương District, attracting many patients, online newspaper reported. — VNS  

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