State employee to be fired for taking bribes for quick vaccine jabs in Hanoi

According to reports from local authorities, Nong Thi Co was an employee at the Statistics Office of Vinh Phuc Ward and worked at a local vaccination point.

In order to have a quick vaccine shot without waiting in line, the residents were told to give Co between VND800,000 to VND1m (USD43). She would immediately arrange the schedule and issue appointment papers. People from other wards and districts could also have a quick vaccine jab in Vinh Phuc as they would be included in a group of employees in a local firm.

After the news broke out, Ta Nam Chien, chairman of Ba Dinh District People's Committee, said they had suspended Co for 15 days for investigation and punishment.

On August 25, Hanoi Party Secretary Dinh Tien Dung urged the police to quickly investigate the case.

"If the accusations are true then she must be punished. We'll not let this case affect the city's reputation and efforts in the vaccination programme," Dung said.

Vinh Phuc Ward People's Committee said that they have proposed to the Ba Dinh People's Committee to fire the employee.


Source: dtinews

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