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China Health Official Is Punished Over Video Games, Bribery

  • Former Xi’an medical center head kicked out of Communist Party
  • Outrage erupted after woman denied care suffered a miscarriage

A health-care official has been kicked out of China’s ruling Communist Party for offenses including “long-term addiction to mobile games” following an uproar over a woman who suffered a miscarriage because she was refused care while the city of Xi’an was locked down.

Li Qiang, former head of the Xi’an Medical Emergency Center, will face criminal prosecution for dereliction of duty, embezzlement, and accepting “huge amounts of money and property” as bribes, graft investigators said in a statement late Tuesday.