|Six former employees of the National Hospital of Endocrinology were given suspended sentences by the Ha Noi People's Court, ranging from one-and-a-half years to three years, for illegally appropriating more than VND275 million (US$12,500). –– Photo nguoiduatin.vn
HA NOI (VNS) –– The Ha Noi People's Court yesterday handed down punishments to six former medical officers of the Ha Noi-based National Hospital of Endocrinology for abusing their positions and power.
They were given suspended sentences ranging from one-and-a-half years to three years for appropriating more than VND275 million (US$12,500).
The accused former employees are 57-year-old Le Phong, former director of the hospital's training and direction of healthcare activities centre, and five of the centre's officers: 44-year-old Mai Anh Tuan; 42-year-old Nguyen Quoc Viet; 32-year-old Vu Minh Phuc; and 27-year-old Nguyen Thi Ngoc Anh; as well as 30-year-old Nguyen Van Tuan.
Between October 2010 and December 2011, the six people were assigned the work of organising communication training classes on iodine deficiency and diabetes prevention for local medical staff in some cities and provinces.
The localities provided free meeting rooms for the training sessions. However, the six accused persons made fake hotel bills and meeting room rental bills to embezzle money.
In November 2010, the training class in the northern Ninh Binh Province lasted only half a day, but it was reported by Vu Minh Phuc as having been held for three days. He and other five medical employees appropriated more than VND56 million ($2,550) as extra payment claims. –– VNS