Vaccine Probe: Ex-health Chief Accused of Graft

China Daily has an update on the vaccine scandal in Shanxi:

The latest probe into a vaccine scandal in north China’s Shanxi Province showed violation of rules by the provincial Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the vaccine producer, an official said Monday.

Ju Xianhua, deputy secretary general of the provincial government, said at a press conference that the former director of the provincial CDC, Li Wenyuan, violated rules while cooperating with the vaccine producer, Beijing Huawei Company, and was blamed for embezzling 270,000 yuan from the company’s 500,000 yuan safety guarantee deposit.

Li is no longer head of the provincial CDC since the end of last year and an investigation against him is going on, said Ju.

Ju said the government will investigate all vaccine cases reported by the public and release the results as soon as possible.

See also an editorial from Southern Metropolis Daily about the scandal, translated by China Media Project.

March 22, 2010 7:56 PM
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