Hospitals investigated for bribes, kickbacks
The former head of a prominent hospital in Yunnan province is suspected of taking large bribes, including 100 houses, 100 car lot properties and 35 million yuan ($5.6 million) in cash, from 2005 to last year, the Supreme People’s Procuratorate said.
Wang Tianchao, 57, former president of the No 1 People’s Hospital in Yunnan, is also suspected of misusing power in the construction of the hospital, in procurement of medical facilities and in personnel management.
He was held for investigation on corruption charges in September by anti-graft authorities and was removed from his post in March.
The National Health and Family Planning Commission began a crackdown on corruption in the public health sector in February and announced that it will look into 41 hospitals over the next three years.