Health authority fines medical clinics for violating regulation

The Department of Health in Ho Chi Minh City yesterday said that it has fined 2 medical clinics which violated regulation of treatment.

Shoubikai Medical Company in district 3 was fined VND75 million (US$ 3,363) for launching adverts without being allowed.

VIP International Cosmetic Company in District 1 was fined because it did not write patients’ medical record and advertised some treatment serviced which health authority has not allowed. Since the beginning of the year, the Department has fined many medical clinics.

Dr. Khue said that in the first 9 months of 2015, local health authorities have paid unscheduled visits to 6,309 medical facilities and found 1,421 ones for violating regulation. Health inspectors collected fines of  VND14 billion (US$ 627,760); suspended the operation of 106 institutes and warned 86 other, withdrew the license of 19 units and transferred to police a case for further handle.

By Lam Tuong – translated by Anh Quan

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