Health officials in China’s Qingdao suspended!

On October 14, the Qingdao Municipal Party Committee decided: Sui Zhenhua, Secretary of the Party Leadership Group and Director of the Municipal Health Committee, is suspended pending further investigation. The authorities appointed Comrade Yang Xixiang, Executive Vice Minister of the Organization Department of the Municipal Party Committee, to preside over the overall work of the Municipal Health Committee.

On October 15th, the Qingdao Municipal Health Committee’s party group researched and decided: Deng Kai, deputy secretary of the Party Committee and Dean of the Municipal Chest Hospital, has to vacate his post for further investigation.

These swift actions come about a week after new locally transmitted cases were reported last week in the port city. As of Wednesday, 6 confirmed Covid-19 cases and 6 asymptomatic cases, were linked to the Qingdao Chest Hospital which treats imported infections. The hospital has been shut down since the outbreak.

Source: People’s Daily