All cosmetic surgery centers in country under inspection

The Ministry of Health has ordered people's committees across the country to tighten inspections on all cosmetic surgery centers.

Deputy Minister of Health Nguyen Thi Xuyen in coordination with related agencies sent a document to municipal and provincial administrators in the country to conduct thorough inspections on all plastic surgery centers.

Inspections should focus on skills, treatment methodologies, surgery procedures, rights and responsibilities of client and cosmetic surgeons, and operation license as per the country’s law.

Inspectors must issue proper penalties on centers which offer illegal cosmetic surgery services to earn profits.

The Department of Health in Hanoi has publicized list of 33 beauty parlors and three hospitals that are licensed legally to offer cosmetic surgery services.

However, the department noticed that beauty parlors can only provide simple cosmetic surgery services such as ‘double eyelid’ surgery or eyebrow tattoo, while complicated surgeries such as abdominal liposuction and breast lift surgery must be performed in hospitals which have professional plastic surgeons and skilled medical workers.

So far the body of the victim of Cat Tuong beauty salon in Hanoi has not yet been found, despite great efforts by concerned agencies and the victim’s relatives who have hired motorboats to search for the body in the river.

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By Khanh Nguyen - Translated by Uyen Phuong

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