Date
11 December 2017
The  leaflet with the HKU logo (inset) was found by an employee in Ruttonjee Hospital. It was later traced to a man who said he helps people with no knowledge of medicine. Photo: Wikipedia, HKEJ
The leaflet with the HKU logo (inset) was found by an employee in Ruttonjee Hospital. It was later traced to a man who said he helps people with no knowledge of medicine. Photo: Wikipedia, HKEJ

Negligence compensation ad triggers probe by police, HKU

Police are investigating potential fraud after the University of Hong Kong (HKU) was linked to an advertisement offering arbitration and compensation claims services.

An alert employee in Ruttonjee Hospital found a leaflet in an elevator advertising the business, complete with the logo of the Li Ka-shing Faculty of Medicine of the University of Hong Kong (HKU), the Hong Kong Economic Journal reports.

The card offered the services of an “adviser for negligence compensation”.

Dr. Ho Pak-leung, director of the infectious disease unit of HKU’s medical school, traced the ad to a man who said he knows some HKU doctors who can give advice on medical negligence compensation, according to Apple Daily.

The man, who identified himself as Chan, said the doctors can also arrange medical trips overseas and explain X-rays and pathology reports.

He refused to give their names.

Ho recorded the conversation and reported the matter to Gabriel Leung, dean of the HKU medical faculty. A report was made to the police.

Chan told an Apple Daily reporter that he holds a medical degree and helps people with no knowledge of medicine.

HKU said it will investigate whether any employees are involved, according to Apple Daily.

A spokesperson said employees should declare any money they receive for services.

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