By: Tang Pei-chun and Evelyn Kao
Taipei, July 5 (CNA) Foreign medical doctors cannot be directly involved in treating
victims of the color powder blast of June 27, a senior health official said Sunday, citing Taiwan’s law.
Taiwan’s medical centers and hospitals are allowed to invite foreign medical experts to visit Taiwan to provide consultations on how to treat the victims, but the law does not allow them to get directly involved in the treatment, Deputy Minister of Health and Welfare Lin Tzou-yien (林奏延) said.
Foreign personnel could join Taiwan’s medical teams to participate in medical treatments but the services and procedures for patients should be performed and supervised by local attending physicians, Lin said, adding that foreign medical personnel can only offer low-level medical services. [FULL STORY]