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Entering the hospital to entice patients to buy “strange” drugs

08/06/2022 09:15 GMT+7

Many subjects entered the clinic and gastroscopy areas of the 108 Military Central Hospital and then persuaded the patient to buy medicine for gastritis and reflux esophagitis.

Recently, 108 Military Central Hospital received information that a group of fraudsters organized a ‘set-up’ to lure patients waiting for medical examination to visit the transaction location, conduct purchase and sale of drugs. of unknown origin.

On the morning of June 7, Ms. A. resides in Gia Lam district, City. Hanoi and his family went to see a doctor at 108 Military Central Hospital. While waiting to enter the gastroscopy room (Center for General Examination and Treatment on Demand), she was introduced to a drug that could completely cure the disease by a person claiming to be “the patient also came for examination”. stomach. Being in a state of worry, fatigue, plus “genuine” words and clothes, she trusted and followed to the place to buy medicine at the gate of the National Funeral Home.

Entering the endoscopy area of ​​the hospital to persuade patients to buy 'strange' drugs
The subjects sell drugs right in the hospital.

According to Ms. A’s story, the subject claimed that taking medicine prescribed by the doctor could only relieve stomach pain immediately, had to drink “Men’s heart to cure gastric reflux” of a saleswoman at the gate. Only after the hospital can this disease be completely cured. Because I believe that the other party is also the same patient as me, has taken the above medicine and got better, although I hesitated to think about it, I still decided to buy the medicine.

Also in the morning of the same day and in front of the door of the gastroscopy room, patient D. was led by the same subject as Ms. A. Mr. D. described further, the drug sales place is not fixed, only 1-2 people selling goods with a “red” motorbike carrying a black bag with drugs inside. After each successful scam and sale, the group moves to another place, so the patient, after realizing he has been scammed, cannot return the medicine and get his money back.

“Men’s three ventricles to treat gastric reflux” that the above group of subjects sold in a cellophane bag and tied with an elastic band were sketchy, without labels and instructions for use. Each package sells for about 1 million VND. Because of the sophisticated and organized scams of the target group as well as the minutes of being caught off guard, Ms. A, Uncle D and possibly many patients have lost a large amount of money.

Military Central Hospital 108 warns people who come to the hospital to pay attention to avoid being scammed, damage property as well as health: do not believe offers to buy medicine from people who are not staff of the Hospital. Patients should only buy drugs with a doctor’s prescription, drugs can only be sold at the hospital’s pharmacies located within the 108 Central Military Hospital, at No. 1, Tran Hung Dao Street, Bach Dang Ward. Hai Ba Trung District, City. Hanoi.


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