Health products from the Chinese government have become a hot topic of discussion in the UK.
The British Medical Association has launched an online campaign warning consumers not just about the quality of Chinese-made health products, but about the safety of the products as well.
In a statement released on Wednesday, the BMA said it was “extremely concerned about the increased use of Chinese products in UK hospitals and other health facilities and the potential for misuse”.
“It is also concerning that patients are becoming more aware of the risks of using Chinese-manufactured health products in the country,” it said.
Chinese-made medicines are also known as ginseng and dongguan, the official names for the plants used in traditional Chinese medicine.
“The use of these products has increased in recent years in the NHS and other healthcare facilities across the UK, and we are concerned about any risks posed by the use of products that are manufactured by Chinese companies,” the BME said.
The BMA has launched the campaign with the aim of “warning patients of the dangers of using products from Chinese companies”.
The campaign will feature a range of information including images of Chinese medicines that are available for sale in the US and Europe, as well as a video which details the potential dangers of buying Chinese-produced medicines.
A spokesperson for the BMO Group, the UK’s biggest pharmacy group, said it had no comment on the BML campaign.
Read more: Chinese medical equipment and drugs can be a ‘threat to the NHS’The Chinese government has been criticised in the past for its treatment of the country’s impoverished people and the countrys reliance on imported medicine.
The government has also come under scrutiny over the quality and safety of medicines.