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SFH on suspected illegal practice of medicine

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Following is the transcript of remarks made by the Secretary for Food and Health, Dr Ko Wing-man, before attending a public function today (June 22):

Reporter: (about the lack of regulation on traditional Chinese medicine clinic)

Secretary for Food and Health: Our bureau is very concerned about this incident which had caused the life of a citizen. Now it is under the investigation by the Police. The initial direction of the investigation will include whether anybody has been involved in practising Chinese medicine without the required registration or a licence. At this stage, I will not comment on the details of this particular case. Another aspect is the concerned equipment involved delivery of electricity to the victim. In this context, I would like to say that the Department of Health is in the process of arranging a consultancy study to advise the Government on the direction of future legislation on the regulation of medical equipment. We hope that by the end of this year or early next year, we can have the result of the study as well as a report to the Legco panel on the detailed legislative proposal.

(Please also refer to the Chinese portion of the transcript.)

Ends/Monday, June 22, 2015
Issued at HKT 22:04


12 Apr 2019