Vietnam has spent a total of VND19,900 billion (roughly US$865 million), importing COVID-19 test kits since the pandemic broke out in 2020, according to the General Department of Vietnam Customs.
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 Police Investigation Agency of Thua Thien-Hue Province has detained Hoang Van Duc, director of the provincial CDC, and launched criminal proceedings against him for allegedly violating bidding regulations and gouging prices of Covid test kits.
The Ministry of Health, on February 19, issued Circular No.02/2022/TT-BTY regulating the price for Covid-19 testing services, effective from February 21.
Several suspects in the overcharging for COVID-19 test kits at the Viet A Technologies JSC are being investigated for “offering bribe”, “receiving bribe”, and “abusing position and power while performing duties”.
Genetic characteristics determine a person's susceptibility to viruses or ability to respond to medications.
Vietnam’s readiness to join the fight against the coronavirus in the globe is reflected in its scientific activities.
Deputy Minister of Science and Technology Pham Cong Tac emphasized the significance of long-term investment in research.
Scientists believe that community epidemiological research on anti-virus antibodies needs to be done to find suitable preventive measures to control the spread of COVID-19 before a vaccine is developed.
Ninety-three projects and startups are ready to provide technological solutions to help solve problems and assist frontline workers, isolated communities and indirectly affected people.
On its official website, Viet A Technologies JSC describes itself as a pioneer in disseminating hi-tech tests in the health sector.