Deputy director of testing center in Phu Tho received more than 2 billion dong “commission”
According to the inspection conclusion, in 2020-2021, the Department of Health of Phu Tho province signed 8 contracts to purchase medical equipment, supplies, biological products, test kits,… with the Company. Viet Atotal value of more than 8.2 billion.
Lao newspaper reported that during the inspection at the Department of Health and Phu Tho Provincial General Hospital, the inspection team received information related to Mr. Tran Gia Phu receiving “commission” money from the Company. Viet A.
According to the report of Mr. Tran Gia Phu, the explanation report of the General Hospital of Phu Tho province and the Department of Health of Phu Tho province, in the face of the complicated situation of the Covid-19 epidemic in the province, the Board of Directors of the Hospital Phu Tho Provincial General Hospital assigned the Microbiology unit of the Testing Center – Phu Tho Provincial General Hospital to proactively propose a plan to test and prepare biological products and chemicals to serve the prevention and control work. Covid-19 pandemic.
Mr. Tran Gia Phu – Head of Microbiology Unit has researched information on the mass media, guiding documents of the Ministry of Health and learned that Viet A Company provides biological products and chemicals for service. diagnostics of Covid-19.
Phu Tho Provincial General Hospital – Photo: Phu Tho Provincial General Hospital
When considering that Viet A Company had a full license for circulation, Mr. Phu reported the capacity of Viet A Company to the Board of Directors of Phu Tho Provincial General Hospital, made the proposal and estimated the number of strains. sort and receive biological products and chemicals from the Department of Health to serve the unit’s epidemic prevention and control.
The signing of the purchase and sale contract with Viet A Company is done by the Department of Health of Phu Tho province.
After that, Ms. Ho Thi Thanh Thao, an officer of Viet A Company, contacted Mr. Tran Gia Phu to ask for an account number to transfer money “commission”.
Accordingly, from November 2020 to September 2021, Ms. Thao transferred 4 times to Mr. Phu, of which 2 times were transferred to Mr. Phu’s personal account and 2 times to Mr. Phu’s father-in-law’s account by Mr. Phu provided with the amount of more than 2 billion dong.
“Receiving the above amount, Mr. Tran Gia Phu did not report to the Hospital Board of Directors as well as to the Board of Directors of the Department of Health. Only when the inspection team came to work at Phu Tho Provincial General Hospital (on the 25th day of the week). January 1, 2022), Mr. Tran Gia Phu just reported the incident and asked to pay into the state budget all the money received from Viet A Technology Joint Stock Company”, Dan Tri newspaper quoted the inspection conclusion as saying. .
On January 27, 2022, Mr. Tran Gia Phu paid the entire amount to the custody account of the Inspectorate of Phu Tho province according to the decision to recover the money of the Chief Inspector of Phu Tho province.
The inspector pointed out the shortcomings and limitations of Phu Tho Provincial General Hospital
According to Tuoi Tre newspaper, the Inspector of Phu Tho province also pointed out the existence and limitations of Phu Tho Provincial General Hospital.
Specifically, the bidding packages for appointment of contractors have not yet made public the contractor selection results according to regulations; a number of contracts for procurement of equipment, the contractor has not provided the registration number of the equipment or authorized the owner for the registration number, which is not in accordance with regulations; Some purchase and sale contracts do not specify terms of commitments on the origin and quality of goods…
For the incident that Mr. Phu received a “commission” of more than 2 billion VND from Viet A Company, the responsibility for the above shortcomings, limitations and shortcomings belongs to the board of directors, specialized departments, the Center testing at Phu Tho Provincial General Hospital and Mr. Phu personally.
The inspector of Phu Tho province recommended the Phu Tho Provincial Police to consider and handle Mr. Tran Gia Phu’s violations of the law and signs of crime.
At the same time, request the Department of Health, Phu Tho Provincial General Hospital to organize a review, based on the nature and severity of the violation, to determine the collective and individual responsibilities involved to handle according to their competence or submit to them. competent authorities to consider and handle according to regulations.
Currently, the Department of Health of Phu Tho province has provided all bidding packages related to Viet A Company to the Phu Tho Provincial Police.
Regarding Viet A, 16 leaders and officials of CDC and Department of Health were prosecuted and detained. Among these, Mr. Pham Duy Tuyen (Director of CDC Hai Duong) was the first person arrested for allegedly accepting bribes from Viet A of VND 27 billion and violating bidding regulations.
Currently, authorities are expanding investigations in many localities related to the inflated test kit prices that occurred in Viet A. In the case handled by the Criminal Investigation Police Department on corruption, economic and smuggling (C03, Ministry of Public Security), 22 people were prosecuted. Total assets distrained and seized is worth more than 1,600 billion VND, according to VnExpress newspaper.
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