Health

Foreign medicine clinics fall foul of regulations

People’s Committee in Ho Chi Minh City and health inspectors have issued fines to five medicine clinics in the city because they have fallen foul of regulations in the field of treatment, advertising and collecting higher fee than normal.
 

Health Minister Nguyen Thi Kim Tien pays visits to foreign medical clinics to check its activities (Photo: SGGP)

Health Minister Nguyen Thi Kim Tien pays visits to foreign medical clinics to check its activities (Photo: SGGP)

For instance, Baylor Clinic invested by Dong A International Company at 202 To Hien Thanh Street in district 10 was fined VND130 million; Lians MMC general clinic in Hung Phuoc 4 section in district 7’s Tan Phong ward was fined VND60 million for the same violation.
Additionally, the clinic’s drug store had to pay VND50 million as fine because it sells medicine without clear indication of origin.
Moreover, three other clinics including The Gioi ( World) general clinic at 646-648 Vo Van Kiet Street in district 5, Thang Long at 575 Su Van Hanh Street in district 10, Nguyen Trai clinic at 277 Nguyen Trai Street in district 1 had been fined many times for they relapsed into same violations.
Their violations are shortage of personnel for its activities, boasting its treatment methodologies in advertising and incomplete medical record of patients.
Besides, authority also imposed fines of VND85 million on Duong Thi Dung, owner of Anh Linh dental clinic at 57 Banh Van Tran Street in Tan Binh District and VND95 million on Trinh Cong Phi Huan at 95 Bau Cat 4 Street in Tan Binh District because both of them provided treatment service without permit and employed staff without practice license.

By THANH AN - Translated by UYEN PHUONG

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