Gastric band death prompts Irish regulatory reviews:
This article was originally published in Clinica
The recent death in Ireland of a gastric banding patient is likely to trigger a clampdown regarding the regulation of private hospitals and cosmetic surgery. Both the Medical Council and the Department of Health have publicly renewed their concerns and sense of urgency at the situation, which the latter is now reviewing, according to the Irish Medical Times. An inquest into the case is currently underway.
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