A 22-year-old girl from the Mekong Delta province of Long An who sank into a coma after undergoing plastic surgery on her nose in Hanoi died on Wednesday.
The police in Hanoi’s Hoang Mai District said on the following day that they were investigating her case.
One family member of her told Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper that she, named P.T.D.H., on January 14 was recommended by her friend to get a nose job at an aesthetic facility in Hoang Mai District.
On the next day, her family was told by the Hanoi-based Bach Mai Hospital to rush to the hospital as H. was in critical condition.
Being notified of the news, her family traveled for over 1,500 kilometers to Hanoi where she was in a coma and critical condition, with only a 20 percent chance of survival.
As she made no progress after undergoing treatment at Bach Mai Hospital, her family on February 25 took her to a general hospital in her hometown for further treatment
She was pronounced dead on the evening of Wednesday.
“My family has worked with the police on the case. We have spent hundreds of millions of dong [VND1 million = US$43.7] on her medical treatment and plastic surgery, but failed to save her,” her family member said, adding that the owner of the aesthetic facility had promised to compensate for the loss of the family.
According to her family member, H. divorced her husband.
She gave her only child aged over one year old to her mother to take care of and left for the capital city to earn a living and sent money home to raise her kid.
Commenting on the case, an inspector of the Hanoi Department of Health, told Tuoi Tre that the Hoang Minh P. aesthetic facility, where the girl got a nose job, is an unlicensed business.
The facility is a semi-detached villa with no advertisement board.
It was identified as a private house, not an aesthetic facility. The competent forces are probing into the case.
Meanwhile, speaking to Tuoi Tre, Hoang Minh P., owner of the aesthetic facility, asserted that the victim was not a customer of his facility.
He just lent the location to a person named Nguyen Sy G. to perform the plastic surgery.
P. added that he has worked with the competent forces on the issue and declined to provide further information.