Police in Tokyo have arrested the director of radiation technology at the National Cancer Center Chuo Hospital for allegedly receiving bribes from a vendor of medical care systems.
Police said Tomohiko Aso, 56, is accused of receiving bribes from Yukio Okabe, 65, the president of Medical Create Co Ltd, Kyodo News reported. Okabe has also been arrested, police said.
According to the warrant, Aso accepted 970,000 yen worth of tablet computers and other items from Okabe last March in exchange for procuring medical equipment.
Police said Aso instructed his subordinates to install Medical Create’s equipment while preparing a specification list for medical equipment to be utilized at the National Cancer Center. During an investigation, Aso was found to have sold some of the tablet computers and other gifts.© Japan Today