China launched an investigation into a top official who oversees the country’s medical devices sector, a disciplinary watchdog said, the 2nd healthcare official to be probed last week.
A series of healthcare probes, part of President Xi Jinping’s crackdown on corruption, has thrown an unwelcome spotlight on executives, doctors and officials. Sources this month said the probes had started to spread to the medical devices sector, which includes things like hospital scanners and medical implants.
Authorities are investigating Tong Min, the head of the medical devices supervision unit at China’s food and drug regulator for “serious disciplinary violations,” the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection said in a statement, using a term which usually refers to corruption.
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