Two women appeared in Kowloon City Court on Thursday accused of illegally practising medicine, after a woman fell into a coma when she was given an injection at a beauty parlour.
The pair are accused of giving the woman, the older sister of one of the defendants, a high dose of adrenaline during a facial beauty treatment at a parlour in Tsim Sha Tsui on Monday. No pleas were taken.
The alleged victim is no longer in a coma and although her condition has improved, three days after the incident she is still in hospital and requires help with her breathing.
The magistrate adjourned the case until November 9 for further police investigation. The court heard officers planned to obtain surveillance camera footage and were awaiting the results of DNA tests.
The defendant who is unrelated to the victim is a mainlander who came to Hong Kong on a two-way permit. She has also been charged with violating her conditions of stay. She was refused bail because the magistrate doubted she would return to Hong Kong for the legal proceedings.
The other defendant was released on bail of HK$20,000 and was ordered not to leave the SAR or contact her sister.