HA NOI (VNS)—Unlicensed private clinics in the capital of Ha Noi will be shut down, beginning next year, according to an urgent notice recently issued by the city's Department of Health.
Accordingly, all private clinics are required to complete all registration procedures by the end of today. Statistics from the department show that there are 561 clinics and 178 other traditional medicine units operating without proper licences across Ha Noi.
The move came in response to health complications and fatalities caused by instances of malpractice at illegal clinics in the city. Most recently, a doctor operating at an unlicensed beauty salon in Ha Noi was suspected of dumping into a river the body of a woman who had died after cosmetic surgery.—VNS