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China to launch evaluation, management system of plastic surgeons

Xinhua | Updated: 2019-06-21 16:08
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Doctors perform plastic surgery at the Huamei Medical Cosmetology Hospital in Shanghai. [Photo/Provided to]

BEIJING - China is considering building an evaluation and management system of plastic surgeons, which will publicly blacklist shoddy operators, according to the National Health Commission (NHC).

The Chinese Association of Plastics and Aesthetics is conducting the research on the establishment of the system, and detailed assessment criteria, after China's crackdown on illegal beauty surgery.

The country will also launch pilot programs of the system in some places, said the commission.

China also vows to help the public identify illegal beauty surgeons by requiring that medical institutions and doctors display their licenses and provide online verification through official websites of the health department.

During the year-long crackdown, which started in May 2017, the health departments have handled 2,772 cases related to illegal beauty surgery, transferred 139 suspected cases to judicial organs and fined and confiscated a total of 38 million yuan (about $5.67 million).

The special crackdown campaign was jointly initiated by seven departments, including the NHC, the Office of the Central Cyberspace Affair Commission and the Ministry of Public Security.

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