Blood-suck hospital gets punishment – Winny Wang

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The Ministry of Health punished six officials from a top-level hospital in Heilongjiang Province, by firing its administrative and chiefs, as it wrapped up the investigation of an over-charged medical bill , Xinhua agency reported today.

The ministry also suspended the top-level license of the 2nd Affiliated Hospital of Harbin Medical for one year.

The ministry will now remove from public hospitals if their hospital is found over-charging patients, the report said.

The Harbin hospital over-charged Weng Wenhui, a 75 year old retired teacher, suffering from lymphoma, 207,000 (US$25,830), the ministry said.

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