Philippine National Police

National Capital Region Police Office

PBGEN DEBOLD M SINAS

Makati Cops Nab 2 Chinese National For Operating Illegal Covid 19 Clinic

NCRPO Chief Police Major General DEBOLD M SINAS commends Makati City Police Station for arresting two (2) Chinese suspects in a Chinese clinic catering alleged COVID patients in Makati City.

Spot report showed that operatives of Station Investigation and Detective Management in coordination with FELIPE A. ALBAYDA Jr. of Makati Health Department Incident Management Team Task Force COVID-19 conducted inspection at the said establishment on May 26, 2020 around 3:30 PM at Goldstar Medical Clinic and Pharmacy Corp. located at Unit 501-506 5th floor New Lasema Spa  Building, 8846 Sampaloc Street, Barangay San Antonio, Makati.

The two suspects identified as DR. David Lai, 49 years old,  Chinese National, doctor and Liao Bruce aka Liao, Songhua, 41 years old, Chinese National, both are residing at Unit-4D One Central Tower, Makati City were arrested after operatives confirmed the reports that the Chinese doctor is practicing medicine and providing treatment for suspected COVID-19 patients.

Operation resulted in the confiscation of Rapid Test kits for COVID-19 and other medical paraphernalia such as swab sticks, vials and syringes, likewise multiple boxes of Chinese medicine that contains tablets and capsules with Chinese labels believed to be not registered under Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Cases are being readied against the suspects and will undergo inquest proceedings before the Makati Prosecutors Office.

“The NCRPO keeps a keen eye regarding unauthorized clinics in Metro Manila immediately after unfolding the secret clinics exclusive for Chinese patients. These operating clinics must be closed because they are illegally dealing with the deadly pathogen and we cannot prejudice the health of the patients especially that they are residing in our country,” said NCRPO PMGEN SINAS.