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December 19, 2013

Chinese hospital opens clinic for smog illnesses

  • One public health expert suggests other hospitals may follow suit to cash in on China's notorious smog.
  • By LOUISE WATT
    Associated Press

    BEIJING — A hospital in southwest China has opened a clinic for patients who are suffering symptoms related to smog, a doctor said Wednesday, highlighting how big a concern pollution has become for Chinese.

    The dedicated clinic at the Chengdu No. 7 People's Hospital has already treated more than 100 patients since opening last week. One public health expert suggested hospitals may follow suit to cash in on China's notorious smog.


     
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