BANGKOK, March 29 (TNA) – The Department of Health Service Support launched legal action against a private hospital in Samut Kakhon province for illegally advertising its COVID-19 vaccination service.
Dr Tares Krassanairawiwong, director-general of the department, said the private hospital invited reservations for COVID-19 vaccine inoculation through social media without permission and the advertisement misled general people.
The department through the provincial public health office of Samut Sakhon ordered the hospital to remove the advertisement on March 27 pending other legal action.
Dr Tares said that such an advertisement must be approved by the department or a provincial public health office before being published. Besides, it must also receive permission from the Food and Drug Administration.
The offense carried a fine of up to 20,000 baht plus a daily fine of up to 10,000 baht until such an advertisement was removed, he said. (TNA)