HCMC Resolutely Handles Blood Donor Violation | Health
Accordingly, the mentioned state units are urged to carefully review related individuals or organizations for possible violation of law at HCMC Heart Institute and report to the Standing Committee of HCMC People’s Committee by June 10. .
Before that, there was a newspaper article about Hoang Trong An, who disguised himself as a charity worker and asked families of pediatric heart surgery patients to pay between 1 and 3 million VND (43 to 129 USD) in gift for blood donors. In fact, this sum was never returned to the donors but was kept for himself.
HCMC Health Department Director Tang Chi Thuong said he has already instructed inspectors from his department to work with HCMC Heart Institute for a thorough investigation of the reported news. He has also displayed a determination to fight against those who profit from charitable activities for their own benefit. If there is a signal to sell blood given as signaled, his unit will process it correctly.
The HCMC Health Department will also work with the HCMC Red Cross to verify the personal details and positions of the individuals mentioned in the news article.
Dr. Bui Minh Trang, director of the Heart Institute of HCMC, admitted blame for letting such an incident happen in his hospital. He further assured that there was no connection between his medical staff and the person suspected in the article to make money from the families of the patients by selling donated blood.