Babies’ flesh in Chinese-made capsules?

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 8, 2012 - 20:21

Korean authorities that they have seized Chinese-made capsules containing powdered remains of dead babies.

Medications made of human remains were not found in China, but further investigation into the matter would be launched, Chinese health authorities said in reply to media reports that "health capsules" made with aborted fetuses were smuggled into South Korea from China.

Health departments launched investigations into similar media reports last August and found no proof, Deng Haihua, spokesman with the Ministry of Health, was quoted as saying by official Xinhua news agency.

Health department would work with police, customs agencies and commerce authorities to investigate the claims made by South Korean media and inform the press as soon as there are results, he said.

Deng insisted China has strict rules on the disposal of the remains of dead infants, aborted fetuses and placentas, which are categorised as human remains and banned from being disposed of as medical waste.


First Published: Tuesday, May 8, 2012 - 20:21

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