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Hanoi CDC director arrested in Viet A test kit case

The Saigon Times

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HCMC – Truong Quang Viet, director of the Hanoi Center for Disease Control (CDC), was detained on June 10 for his alleged violations while procuring Covid test kits from Viet A Technology Corporation.

He was charged with violating bidding regulations, causing serious consequences, the local media reported.

Viet was named director of the Hanoi CDC in early February, after holding the post of deputy director of the center for nearly two years.

The Hanoi Department of Health had earlier said that the Hanoi CDC did not buy the Covid test kits from Viet A in 2021, and that in 2020, some sponsors donated Viet A’s Covid test kits to the center.

Over the past six months, more than 60 people have been prosecuted for their alleged involvement in Viet A’s price gouging of Covid-19 test kits, including former Minister of Health Nguyen Thanh Long, former Hanoi City Chairman Chu Ngoc Anh and directors of many CDCs and Departments of Health of many localities.

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