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Nguyen Huynh, deputy head of the Drug Price Management Division at the Drug Administration of Vietnam under the Ministry of Health, has been detained for his alleged involvement in the Viet A test kit price gouging case.

Various Party members in HCM City disciplined

The Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee’s Inspection Board has disciplined seven Party members for their involvement in four cases monitored by the Central Steering Committee for Corruption and Negative Phenomena Prevention and Control.

Party Inspection Commission disciplines many officials

The Party Central Committee’s Inspection Commission meted out disciplinary measures against many officials during its 14th meeting on April 19-20.

Case at consular department shows signal of taking advantage of policy to seek illegal profit: Officer

The investigation police agency confirmed that there were acts of taking advantage of policies to seek illegal profit in the case of taking bribery at the Consular Department under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

$70 million worth of assets recovered, frozen in Viet A COVID-19 test kit case: Spokesperson

The police have recovered, distrained and frozen properties of people involving in the COVID-19 test kit overcharging at Viet A Technologies JSC, Lt. Gen. To An Xo, Chief of Office and spokesperson of the Ministry of Public Security told reporters.

CDC directors claim ‘clean hands’ but all have been charged

Three CDC directors of Nghe An, Bac Giang and Thua Thien - Hue said they were innocent and denied having had relations with Viet A Company. But they all have been found involved in the scandal.

Transport Ministry coordinates in investigation of rescue flight-related bribery case

The Transport Ministry said that Investigation Police Agency has asked the ministry to provide a list of "rescue" flights to repatriate Vietnamese citizens stranded overseas during the COVID-19 pandemic.


Many health officials found involved in Viet A case

Directors of of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) of Nghe An and Bac Giang provinces said in the past that they did not “receive any dong from Viet A”. However, the investigation agency has shown that he was involved.

Bribery case at foreign ministry's consular department prosecuted

The Investigation Security Agency has prosecuted a case of taking bribes at the Consular Department at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs while licensing the firms that conducted repatriation flights for Vietnamese people.

1.22 trillion VND relating to COVID-19 test kit case seized

The police has seized, blocked and averted real estate transactions and accounts worth US$53.86 million relating to the case of COVID-19 test kit developer Viet A Technologies JSC, an officer said on January 28.

Viet A found to have imported Covid test kits from China

Viet A Technology Corporation has been found to have imported three million rapid Covid-19 test kits named Novel Coronavirus 2019-nCoV Antigen Test (Colloidal Gold) from China at US$0.995, or VND21,560 per kit in the last four months of last year.

Procurement of medical equipment during Covid-19 is a sensitive issue: MOH

Mistakes in purchasing medical equipment and materials to serve the fight against Covid-19 can easily be perceived as examples of wrongdoings and embezzlement.

Covid test kit procurement in HCMC, Hanoi, Health Ministry to be probed

Deputy Prime Minister Le Minh Khai has asked the Government Inspectorate to inspect Covid-19 testing kit and equipment procurement at the Ministry of Health and in HCMC and Hanoi.

Former HCM City Party leader gets 10-year imprisonment

The People’s Court of HCM City on January 8 sentenced Tat Thanh Cang, former Deputy Secretary of the municipal Party Committee, to 10 years in prison.

Drug trader, businesswoman, and young PhD pay heavy price for crimes

Many well-known businesspeople have ended up in prison.

Health deputy minister Nguyen Truong Son reprimanded

Deputy Minister of Health Nguyen Truong Son, a member of the Ministry of Health’s Party Civil Affairs Committee in the 2016-2021 tenure, was reprimanded by the Prime Minister for his shortcomings while on duty.

‘Fire blazes in furnace’ in 2021 as corrupt officials stand trial

A number of high-ranking officials have been put behind bars amid a ‘blazing furnace’ campaign initiated by Party Secretary General Nguyen Phu Trong.

Government reports on wrongdoings related to COVID-19 test kit developer

The Government, in its report on the COVID-19 prevention and control submitted to the National Assembly (NA) on January 4, affirmed that the Viet A Technologies JSC had took advantage of the COVID-19 pandemic to seek illegal profit.

Criminal proceedings against Thai Nguyen city leader for State asset loss

Criminal proceedings has been launched against Phan Manh Cuong, Secretary of the Thai Nguyen city Party Committee and former head of the management board of the provincial industrial parks.

Former senior Party official of HCM City brought to trial

Former Standing Vice Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee Tat Thanh Cang was brought to trial on December 27 on the charge of “violating regulations on the management and use of State assets, causing losses and wastefulness”.