HCMC – Nguyen Van Sau, director of the Center for Disease Control (CDC) of the southern province of Binh Phuoc, has been stripped of all his Party posts for his involvement in the purchase of Covid-19 test kits from Viet A Technology Corporation, which was found to have gouged the Covid test kit prices.
The provincial Party Committee’s Inspection Commission has also reprimanded the Binh Phuoc CDC’s Party Committee in the 2020-2022 tenure, the local media reported.
According to the inspection commission, the Binh Phuoc CDC’s Party committee showed a lack of responsibility, slack leadership and poor supervision, letting some employees of the center violate the Party’s rules and the State regulations on the purchase of medical equipment and supplies for the anti-Covid fight.
Sau, as a Party member of the Binh Phuoc Department of Health’s Party Committee and secretary of the Party Committee and director of the provincial CDC, must bear responsibility for the shortcomings and violations of the CDC’s Party Committee.
In addition, Sau was found to have violated the regulations on what Party members are banned from doing.
These violations were serious, damaging the prestige of himself and the Party, according to the provincial Party Committee’s Inspection Commission.
The commission also required considering penalties against other relevant individuals and organizations.
From May to September last year, the Binh Phuoc CDC bought Covid test kits worth VND41.5 billion from Viet A.
Sau admitted to have received a gift from Viet A in early December 2021. He later sought to submit the gift to the competent agencies.