HCMC – Investigators of the Ministry of Public Security on December 10 detained Nguyen Quang Tuan, former director of the Bach Mai Hospital in Hanoi, for his alleged involvement in the gouging of medical equipment prices at the Hanoi Heart Hospital, where Tuan used to serve as director.
The Investigative Police Agency accused Tuan, some officials of the Hanoi Heart Hospital, and other agencies of violating regulations on tenders for medical equipment and supplies, causing losses of more than VND40 billion for the State.
On October 21, Tuan was prosecuted for allegedly violating bidding regulations, causing serious consequences. He was suspended from the post of director of Bach Mai Hospital on the same day.
Earlier, many of Tuan’s subordinates had been arrested, including Hoang Thi Ngoc Huong, former deputy director of the Hanoi Heart Hospital; Nguyen Thi Dung Hanh, ex-chief accountant of the hospital; and Doan Trong Binh and Nghiem Tuan Linh, former deputy head of the hospital’s medical equipment and supply department.
In addition, Tran Phu Hung, general director of AIC Vietnam Co., Ltd; Nguyen Hong Dung, deputy general director of the company; and Nguyen Trung Dung, an employee of the company, face the same fate.