Inspectors from the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Health have fined a clinic VND575 million (US$25,000) for operating without a license and practicing certificate.
The fine was levied on the Rivera Terence Christopher clinic at 55 Tu Xuong Street, Ward 7, District 3, city health inspectors said on Friday.
The clinic offered medical care services without any license or practicing certificate.
Health inspectors also suspended the clinic for 18 months and required it to submit VND495 million ($21,500) it had earned from providing the unlicensed medical services.
In related news, the health department fined Ladova Beauty Institute Company Limited, located in District 10, VND30 million ($1,300) for unauthorized advertising.
Health inspectors had also caught Thai Viet Polyclinic offering unlicensed medical services at 165 Nguyen Van Cu, Ward 2, District 5.
Two Chinese wearing a white coat left the clinic at the sight of the health inspectors.
On the fourth floor, four patients were on a drip while another was about to undergo circumcision.
They said they did not know who their doctors were.