May 25, 2022

And they think this is going to work why?? OK, governments all do stuff just so they can look like they are doing something, but this seems like particularly brazen ineffectual hand-waving.

BEIJING, June 7 (Reuters) – Beijing health officials have called on corrupt doctors and other medical staff to hand over bribes taken from patients or drug companies and are to open a bank account to deposit the cash, state media said on Wednesday.
The account would open for public scrutiny, the Beijing News said, and medical workers who had received bribes since 2001 were urged to hand over the cash.
“Regardless of whether they are common doctors, nurses or hospital administrators, all who have received discounts or commissions for medicine, equipment, or other sources of inappropriate income, must hand them in to their hospital’s bribery administration office,” the Beijing News quoted the municipal health bureau as saying.
Bribe-taker blacklists would also be posted publicly and offenders would be banned from working in hospitals for two years, the paper said.
It did not say how the payments would be enforced or whether health authorities expected anyone to comply.

Reuters AlertNet – Corrupt Beijing doctors urged to pay back bribes

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