Want China Times
By: CNA and Staff Reporter
Foreign doctors cannot be directly involved in treating victims of the horrific fire at a
New Taipei water park on June 27, a senior health official said Sunday, citing Taiwan’s law.
Taiwan’s medical centers and hospitals are permitted to invite foreign experts to visit Taiwan to provide consultation on how to treat the patients but the law does not allow them to get directly involved in their treatment, deputy minister of Health and Welfare Lin Tzou-yien said.
Foreign personnel could join local teams to participate in treatment but the services and procedures for patients should be performed and supervised by local attending physicians, Lin said, adding that foreign personnel can only offer low-level medical services. [FULL STORY]