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Thu Duc City Hospital director arrested over alleged graft

The Saigon Times

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HCMC – Ministry of Public Security investigators on November 7 detained Nguyen Minh Quan, director of Thu Duc City Hospital in HCMC, for allegedly violating regulations on tenders in medical equipment procurement.

Nguyen Van Loi, director of Nguyen Tam Production Service Trading Co. Ltd., faces the same charge, the local media reported.

The duo are alleged to have violated the Bidding Law in the process of procuring medical equipment at the Thu Duc City Hospital, leading to heavy losses for the State.

Their houses and workplaces were also searched on the same day.

Ministry of Public Security investigators are expanding the investigation into the case.

Nguyen Minh Quan has been serving as director and Party secretary of Thu Duc City Hospital since 2007.

Two years after he took up the post of director in 2007, the third-grade hospital was upgraded into a second-grade one. In 2015, it was the only district-level hospital in the country to be recognized by the Ministry of Health a first-grade hospital. A year later, the hospital was one of the 10 leading hospitals in HCMC in terms of quality of treatment and patients’ satisfaction.

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