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China To Step Up Its Fight Against Health Care Irregularities

Police in northern China's Hebei province said last week that they had launched an investigation into Hualin Acid-Base Technology

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A man walks outside a branch of traditional Chinese medicine firm Quanjian Group in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, China, Dec. 27, 2018. VOA

China will step up its fight against “irregularities” in the sale of health care products after a series of scandals in the industry in recent months, state media reported Thursday, citing senior officials.

Zhang Mao, minister at the State Administration for Market Regulation, told China Central Television in an interview that the country’s health sector was “rampant with irregularities” and plans were underway to put it under greater scrutiny.

China launched a 100-day campaign at the start of the month to crack down on illegal advertising and other violations in the industry following a number of high-profile cases.

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A child receives a vaccination shot at a hospital in Rongan in China’s southern Guangxi region on July 23, 2018. VOA

“Recently, serious problems involving the health products market have been exposed, such as fake promotions, illegal advertising and deceiving consumers,” the China Daily newspaper quoted Zhang as saying at the launch the campaign.

Earlier this month, police arrested the founder of Quanjian Nature Medicine Technology, a traditional Chinese medicine firm, amid allegations of fraudulent practice following the death of a 7-year-old girl who had used the company’s products as part of her cancer treatment.

Market regulators are also investigating local branches of Infinitus, a multibillion-yuan Chinese company, after it was accused of selling products that damaged a child’s heart.

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Plastic bags of fentanyl are displayed at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection area at the International Mail Facility at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago. VOA

Many of the recent investigations have focused on “multilevel marketing” schemes in which members buy products from the company and then sell them on. Though this “direct selling” is allowed in China, “pyramid selling” — which uses income generated from new members to pay off older members — has been banned.

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Police in northern China’s Hebei province said last week that they had launched an investigation into Hualin Acid-Base Technology, a local health product company accused of operating a pyramid selling scheme and misleading customers.

Last week, the Guangdong provincial government in southeastern China also summoned 32 locally registered “direct sales” firms — including Infinitus and the U.S.-based Amway — to issue a warning against malpractice. The firms agreed to sign a pledge not to deceive consumers about the therapeutic benefits of their products, according to the official Xinhua news agency. (VOA)

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Credihealth Launches Dedicated Tele/Video Consultation Service

The platform now offers the service with 20+ hospitals across India

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As the country experiences a lockdown and as the hospitals operating at a minimal service level, the need for medical assistance for the common man is expected to grow at an unprecedented rate. Pixabay

Credihealth, India’s first digital health gateway, announced its launch of a dedicated tele/ video consultation service with India’s leading hospitals. In the wake of the COVD-19 outbreak and as highlighted by our honourable PM Sh. Narendra Modi, tele/ video consultations are the need of the hour. This service focuses on bridging the gap between seriously ill patients and doctors.

 As the country experiences a lockdown and as the hospitals operating at a minimal service level, the need for medical assistance for the common man is expected to grow at an unprecedented rate. The ailing patients are confined into their homes, unable to get treatment. To bridge this gap, Credihealth has launched this dedicated service for cancer, cardiac and other tertiary care specialities. Speaking of the recent development, Mr. Ravi Virmani, Founder and Managing Director, Credihealth said, “Credihealth was started 7 years back with an aim to bring healthcare for all. Through this unique service, Credihealth is providing fast, secure and reliable access to serious illness patients in the current lockdown scenario. Currently we are offering the service for hospitals in Delhi NCR, Bengaluru, Kolkata, Mumbai and Hyderabad and would soon be adding other key cities. These are testing times for all, and we would like to assist all in need of medical assistance.” Through the service the patients can book appointments with doctors from hospitals like Medanta, Nanavati, Fortis, AIG, Wockhardt, Manipal, Yatharth, AMRI, CARE  and more.

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Credihealth, India’s first digital health gateway, announced its launch of a dedicated tele/ video consultation service with India’s leading hospitals.

The consultations can be booked through Credihealth’s web portal and Android App where the hospitals and doctors are connected on the Credihealth platform. Hospitals and doctors have dedicated specific hours of the day, and patients can book online from the comfort of their homes. The appointments are at a nominal fee. The healthcare company is already seeing a huge rise in the number of requests for the service and is soon going to add more hospitals in the offering. Credihealth is equipped to accommodate hospitals for patients inTier II and Tier III cities for COVID-19 and other serious ailments.

About Credihealth:

Credihealth is India’s leading online health portal. The platform is aimed at providing a hassle-free experience for patients seeking healthcare in India. Credihealth is in trusted partnerships with 650+ leading hospitals across the country and more than 35000+ doctors are engaged with this reliable platform. 

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As a part of its continued commitment, the organization offers priority appointments, in-hospital assistance, second opinion, online medicine orders, diagnostics, video consultations, and more. The medical experts at Credihealth help patients in making the right decision about their medical needs. The technology-driven platform allows users to compare treatment costs and avail time-saving services. 

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