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A Private Clinic In Penang That Sold MCs For RM10 A Day Has Been Ordered To Close Down

The clinic operated illegally despite its licence being revoked in December last year.

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A private clinic in George Town, Penang was ordered to close down for selling medical certificates (MC) and operating without a licence

The clinic located on Lebuh Naning was sealed by Penang Health Department's Private Healthcare Practice Control Branch (CKAPS) on Monday, 17 February, reported Bernama.

Lebuh Nanning in George Town, Penang.

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In 2018, CKAPS' Pharmacy Division carried out an inspection on the clinic and found that there was a stock of expired medicines

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The clinic, which had been in operation for 16 years, did not have an organised patient registration system nor any records as well.

The department issued a warning, but little was changed during a follow-up inspection.

This led to the state Health Department revoking the clinic's operating licence on 10 December last year.

However, the clinic continued to stay open by making profit with the sale of MCs

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The clinic reportedly sold a day of MC for RM10.

When contacted by Bernama, Penang Health director Dr Asmayani Khalib confirmed that the clinic has been sealed.

The department is currently investigating the case under Section 91(1) of the Private Healthcare Facilities and Services Act 1998 for operating without a licence or in contravention of the conditions set by the Director General of Health Malaysia.

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