Halili to DoH: Revoke Belo clinic’s license
Posted June 18, 2009on:
By Anna Valmero
First Posted 16:04:00 06/18/2009
Filed Under: Sex Videos, Health and Beauty Products
MANILA, Philippines—Actress Katrina Halili has asked the Department of Health (DoH) to revoke the license to operate of Vicki Belo’s beauty clinic for “recklessly” allowing controversial cosmetic surgeon Hayden Kho to perform liposuction on her.
Halili’s legal counsel, Raymund Palad, said Thursday that when she underwent a liposuction surgery at the Belo Medical Group Inc. (BMGI) in August 2007, Kho then still didn’t have the required residency to perform such a cosmetic procedure.
“Siya po ang nag-lipo sa akin. May tiwala naman po ako sa Belo Medical during that time. Pero kaya ako nandito ngayon para hindi na maulit ito sa iba kasi delikado po,” Halili told reporters in an interview.
In a two-page sworn complaint submitted to DoH, Halili said Mario Victoria ‘Vicky’ Belo-Henares “recklessly allowed Dr. Hayden Kho Jr. to practice liposuction on Katrina despite the fact that Dr. Hayden lacks qualification, training and specialization as cosmetic surgeon.”
She said Kho passed the medical board exam in February 2007 and the liposuction surgery was done in August 2007.
This violated the DoH’s Rules and Regulations Governing the Licensure and Regulation of Ambulatory Surgical Clinics, which states that surgeons should at least have a four-year medical residency before practice, Palad said.
Medical clinic get their license to operation from the DoH.
Halili also wanted that estranged lovers Belo and Kho be barred “from practice of the medical profession.”
Palad said this is the second complaint filed against the BGMI for the clinic’s alleged medical malpractice. Another patient had asked that the BMGI’s license be revoked after an alleged failed “thermage” operation in 2007.
Halili last month sued Kho over their leaked sex videos.