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Health clinic fined for violating regulations

Update: September, 23/2015 - 14:00
A private health clinic in Ha Noi's Tu Hiep Commune was fined for several violations of medical regulations. The practice of two Chinese doctors was suspended. — Photo

HA NOI (VNS) — Health inspectors in Ha Noi yesterday fined a private health clinic nearly US$3,000 and suspended the medical practice of two Chinese doctors for violating regulations on medical examination and treatment.

Nguyen Duong Trung, deputy chief of the municipal health department, said the two Chinese doctors did not have name tags and titles.

At the clinic located in Thanh Tri District's Tu Hiep Commune, the inspectors found that the prices of all medical services were not listed, some medical equipment was not on the health ministry's control list, and they were not being kept in hygienic conditions.

Seven drugs and many medical tools, for which there was no clear proof of origin, were found at the clinic. Most had Chinese labels, without Vietnamese subtitles. A brown liquid pack, in particular, had expired in January.

Trung said the medical equipment was not safe for patients.

Based on the violations that were discovered, the clinic was fined VND67.4 million ($2,965), while the medical practice of the two doctors was suspended for six months. — VNS

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