Makati clinic in alleged ‘liposuction mess’ closed for operating without permit
MANILA, Philippines — A Makati clinic where a businesswoman died while undergoing liposuction was closed on Thursday for operating without a valid business permit, authorities said.
In an order of desistance dated July 10, the Makati government said Contours Advanced Face and Body Sculpting will be closed for operating without “valid and active requisite business/Mayor’s permit.”
Makati police chief Col. Rogelio Simon confirmed to INQUIRER.net that the clinic was recently shut down.
Contours’ doctors Claudine Roura and Katrina Bulseca were tagged in the death of Nory Bobadilla, who died allegedly after going through liposuction at the clinic.
Roel Pulido, legal counsel of the clinic, denied that the clinic failed to pay for the renewal of the business permit.
“They claim that it [business permit] has not been paid since 2011,” Pulido told INQUIRER.net in a phone interview. “It’s not true. We don’t want to make it an issue.”
‘No complaints yet’
Pulido also said they have yet to receive any complaints from the family and the police regarding the death of Bobadilla.
“As I have clarified, we have not received any complaints. There is none,” he said.
Pulido also urged police officers to explain why the doctors conducted errors in their medical procedure.
“We are asking the police to point what in the standard medical procedure did we [doctors] do wrongly? There is none,” Pulido said.
Maj. Gideon Ines, director of the Makati police’s Crimes Against Person Section, said they are preparing to file a case of reckless imprudence resulting in homicide against the Contours’ doctors. /ee
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