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Inspection of clinics in Mandaluyong set

Authorities are set to conduct a thorough inspection of all medical and cosmetic clinics operating in Mandaluyong City to determine if they are properly licensed following the death of a female patient in a clinic that has been ordered closed soon after the incident.

The Business Permits and Licensing Office will be looking at some 50 medical, ambulatory, and facial clinics in the city to check if they are complying with the legal regulatory procedures.

In a previous inspection on March 29 conducted by the local government health division and representatives from the Department of Health, it was found out that Icon Clinic, where the patient, businesswoman Shirly Saturnino died on March 26 after undergoing three cosmetic procedures, has two business permits, one from Managed Care Philippines Inc. and another from Icon Clinic with the latter as the supposed operator of the business.

The city government is now trying to figure this.

“Hindi namin alam kung ano agreement nila. Ang alam lang namin we have two permits, Managed Care and Icon and they all paid. The issue now is Managed Care has a DoH license and Icon wala. The one who performed the operation is Icon,” Jimmy Isidro, chief of the Mandaluyong Public Information Office, said. (Jenny F. Manongdo)