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City health officials to inspect private medical centres, beauty clinics

Update: March, 16/2018 - 18:00
Representatives of private medical clinics and beauty clinics in HCM City attend a meeting convened by the city Department of Health on Thursday. — Photo
Viet Nam News

HCM CITY — Inspectors from the HCM City Department of Health will check the operations of private general clinics and beauty clinics, officials have said.

The number of these clinics mushroomed in recent years to meet the rising public need, Tăng Chí Thượng, deputy director of the department, said.

Many expanded their businesses, he said.

The department would perform quality assessment of the clinics and strengthen inspection starting in May, he told a meeting held on Thursday.

The results of the assessments would be published on the department’s website, he said.

The department has issued quality criteria for both private medical clinics and beauty clinics.

To ensure service quality, they are required to meet some key requirements related to the number of health professionals, infrastructure and equipment, price listing, medical technologies, emergency procedures, infection and contamination control, and waste treatment.

Nguyễn Mạnh Cường, deputy head of the department’s inspection office, said health inspectors checked 264 private medical clinics and 208 beauty clinics last year.

Forty four of the former and 81 of the latter were fined a total of VNĐ2.8 billion (US$122,800) for flouting various regulations, he said.

Four general medical clinics had their licences revoked while two beauty clinics were closed for nine months, he said.   —VNS









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