Director of Trung Vuong Hospital was reprimanded

According to this decision, Mr. Chien violated the responsibility of the leader in leadership, management and administration, with respect to shortcomings and violations of financial revenue and expenditure at the Department of Burns – Plastic Surgery of the Hospital. Trung Vuong Institute.

Mr. Le Thanh Chien, Director of Trung Vuong Hospital. Photo: My Le

At the end of 2020, the Ho Chi Minh City Inspectorate concluded that from 2012 to 2018, the doctors of the Burn Department – Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Trung Vuong Hospital collected money from patients, bought artificial materials for surgery, and made billions of dong. . In which, for plastic surgery patients, doctors advise choosing artificial materials and prices. If the patient agrees, the doctor asks the nurse of the department to collect the surgery fee, the cost of medical supplies, and pay the money to the Finance – Accounting Department. Particularly, the money for artificial materials is transferred to the doctor to pay with the companies and keep the difference.

According to the Inspector, doctors and nurses of the department self-collecting patients to do cosmetic surgery are not in accordance with their functions and duties according to regulations of the Ministry of Health and the Department of Health. The doctors who receive the money difference are “illegal profits, taking advantage of public affairs for private gain”, must review their responsibilities, strictly handle them, and recover the profits.

During these 7 years, 11 doctors of the department performed more than 3,000 surgeries, but one doctor at the time of inspection still did not have a certificate to practice plastic surgery. The department does not propose to purchase artificial materials used in surgery, cosmetic procedures (breast implants, chin implants, nose implants…). Therefore, Trung Vuong Hospital does not develop a list of artificial materials for procurement for the department. This is not in accordance with the regulations of the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Finance.

Reply VnExpress On December 29, 2020, after concluding the inspection of the above violation, Mr. Chien “accepted the responsibility of the leader for allowing his subordinates to make mistakes”. Accordingly, after the conclusion of the Ho Chi Minh City Inspector as well as the direction of the City People’s Committee and the Department of Health, the hospital reviewed the individuals and corrected the violations. “The above error is related to the bidding work, but in terms of expertise, patient safety over time, the hospital has always tried to ensure that there are no accidents,” Chien said.

Trung Vuong Hospital was built in 1963, currently has 700 beds, is a class 1 general hospital under the Department of Health of Ho Chi Minh City.


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