A private health clinic in Da Nang has been fined VNĐ150 million (more than US$6,400) for causing environmental pollution.
The Nguyen Huu Tho Clinic in Da NangCity was fined $6,400 for causing environmental pollution. — Photocadn.com.vn
Huynh Duc Tho, Chairman of Da Nang City People’s Committee signed the decision on Wednesday, the committee’s office announced.
Nguyen Huu Tho Company, the owner of Huu Tho clinic, violated regulations on discharging wastewater. The water contained 11 times over the limit for Biochemical Oxygen Demand (BOD – the amount of dissolved oxygen needed).
The clinic was told it must treat wastewater meeting the national technical standards before it is discharged.
It must report back on the results of efforts to deal with pollution in the next three months.
Last September, the same clinic was fined VNĐ134 million ($5,800) and had its business licence revoked for three months by the city People's Committee for violations including employing unlicensed Chinese physicians and overcharging patients. — VNS