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Illegal Beauty Practitioners, The Health Ministry Is Coming For You

In search for beauty, many are willing to seek treatments that offer services to make them look as beautiful as can be. Sometimes people become obsessed with looking beautiful that they tend to overlook the dangers of illegal services.

Recently, there was a report of a journalist’s experience after she was wrongly injected five times while undergoing skin whitening process in a condominium in Kuala Lumpur.

According to the Health Ministry, it is currently increasing enforcement of aesthetics and cosmetics therapy services to curb illegal beauty services.

Under the Private Healthcare Facilities and Services Act 1998 (Act 586), action will be taken against centres which offer the services of uncertified medical practitioners.

“Enforcement and monitoring are very important. Each time there is a complaint, we will take action and hand it to the relevant parties to take action.

“You are responsible for knowing where you go (for treatment). Do not wait until damage or injury to be done and then you blame other people,” says Minister Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad.

According to the report, the RM200-procedure was conducted by a girl who claimed to have worked as a nurse in a hospital in Jalan Tun Razak.

Dr Dzulkefly added that for now, there are sufficient laws to curb false beauty experts.

“The current laws and allocations are good and complete, I am now looking at the implementation.

“What is important now is enforcement and monitoring so that a strong message is sent to those who abuse the practice,” he said.

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