Police prosecute genital warts incident in Hung Yen Province

Police in the northern province of Hung Yen yesterdaydecided to prosecute nurse who performed circumcision for kids in Khoai Chau District leading to the hospitalization for genital warts.
 

A medical worker examines a kid with genital warts in the the National Hospital of Dermatology and Venereology (Photo: SGGP)

A medical worker examines a kid with genital warts in the the National Hospital of Dermatology and Venereology (Photo: SGGP)

According to police, it is serious incident because 100 kids were taken to hospital in Hanoi for treatment of genital warts. Nursse Hoang Thi Hien will face prosecution of opening unlicensed clinic, providing illegal medical service and sales of medicine as per the law.
People’s Committee in Hung Yen Province issue a fine of VND100 million($4,400) to nurse Hien and the nurse was suspended from work for 12 months.
Before, families of kids suffering genital warts after undergoing circumcision in nurse Hien’s unlicensed clinic has filed a lawsuit against the nurse to related agencies including the Ministry of Public Security and the Ministry of Health.
Families must stay in hospital with their kids and worse, their children face discrimination from neighbors and friends.
According to families, nurse Hien cheated patients since she treated kids under the name of a pediatrician of a well-known hospital in Hanoi.
Families expected to have a strict penalty for her.
The Ministry of Health asked the National Hospital of Dermatology and Venereology and the National Children Hospital in Hanoi increased information of the disease to curb the transmission of genital warts. .
Medical experts will probe the transmission sources in Khoai Chau District, provide health check-up to relatives of kids and medical equipment in nurse Hien’s clinic.

By MINH KHANG - Translated by UYEN PHUONG

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