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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Mistakes in purchasing medical equipment and materials to serve the fight against Covid-19 can easily be perceived as examples of wrongdoings and embezzlement.
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.
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.
Many well-known businesspeople have ended up in prison.
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.
A number of high-ranking officials have been put behind bars amid a ‘blazing furnace’ campaign initiated by Party Secretary General Nguyen Phu Trong.
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 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 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”.