Minister of Health: stricter enforcement of cosmetics, aesthetic services – Nation

PUTRAJAYA (Bernama): The Ministry of Health increases the maintenance of aesthetic and cosmetic therapy services to curb illegal beauty services, said his minister Dr. Dzulkefly Ahmad.

He said there will be action under the Private Healthcare Facilities and Services Act 1998 (Law 586) against centers that offer the services of uncertified doctors.

"Enforcement and monitoring are very important, and whenever we complain, we will take action and hand it over to the parties involved to take action.

"You are responsible for knowing where you are going (for treatment), do not wait for damage or injury and blame others," he said at a press conference after the ministry's monthly meeting here on Monday, August 20 .

Dr. Dzulkefly commented on a report of a journalist's experience after being injected five times incorrectly during a skin-white process in an apartment building in Kuala Lumpur.

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

Dr. Dzulkefly said that for the time being it was not necessary to change laws because they were sufficient to control false beauty experts.

"The current laws and assignments 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. – Bernama

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