33 clinics raided with unlicensed South Korean chiropractic medical doctors

In Bangkok, 3 well being clinics have been raided by the Consumer Protection Division Police who found unregistered South Korean docs working there. The raids occurred in Chitlom and Sri Nakharin in Bangkok, and Muang Thong Thani housing estate in neighbouring Nonthaburi and were carried out under the coordination of Ministry of Public Health Ministerial Aide Sathit Pitudecha.
The raids took place after complaints had been reported that doctors from different international locations were providing chiropractic services without being registered to apply in Thailand. The three international doctors were found to not be registered to legally work in the clinics, although the docs in question were found to be registered and certified to apply in their residence country of South Korea.
Without licenses issued in Thailand, practising medicine in the nation is illegal, and the deputy minister reported that people complained after paying 1000’s up to lots of of hundreds of baht to those international doctors that they believed were not working legally.
The penalty for practising medicine without the right registration and licensing is up to 3 years in jail and/or fines of up to 30,000 baht under rules created in 1999. Additional charges were reported to be pending for the doctors associated to the incident that would face additional jail terms of two to 3 years every.
Additionally, the clinics themselves had been found to not have proper paperwork and licenses and, as a result, the house owners of the clinics were charged with violating the Hospital Act by allowing people to apply in the clinics without proper documentation and permission, a charge which can bring up to forty,000 baht in fines and up to 2 years in jail.
SOURCE: Unconventional and Bangkok Post

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