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China mounts fight against irregularities in cosmetic surgery

Updated: Jun 22,2019 7:35 PM     Xinhua

BEIJING — China has stepped up efforts to crack down on violations involving cosmetic surgery, according to the National Health Commission (NHC).

A total of 1,219 criminal cases related to medical treatment and drug safety were handled and 1,899 suspects were detained by the police in the specialized campaign aimed at cracking down on violations in cosmetic surgery between May 2017 and April 2018, according to the NHC.

Seven government departments participated in the campaign. Health authorities inspected 40,878 medical organizations and dealt with 843 cases that violated laws and regulations. And 31 of the medical organizations were ordered to be suspended from service.

China is also considering launching an evaluation and management system of cosmetic surgeons to help blacklist shoddy operators, according to the commission.