Former Deputy Health Minister Cao Minh Quang has been detained pending investigation of charges of negligence leading to losses for the state, police announced Friday.
Cuba has sent to Vietnam a team of medical experts and thousands of vials of an antiviral drug to assist in the fight against Covid-19.
Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh on Saturday said Vietnam must produce its own Covid-19 vaccines and drugs to save budget costs.
Nguyen Thanh Long was arrested Tuesday, hours after he was dismissed as health minister for his involvement in a Covid-19 test kit fraud.
A bidding process that requires hospitals to buy the cheapest medical products and tools is worrying doctors, who warn low-quality products directly impact patients' health.