The State Administration for Market Regulation announced Saturday morning that it had sacked six senior officials involved in the case of defective vaccines manufactured by Changsheng Life Sciences Limited.
Among those fired were Ding Jianhua, who headed two departments at the China Food and Drug Administration, and four other officials of the CFDA. The sixth official to get the sack was Wang Youchun, the deputy dean of the National Institute for Food and Drug Control, a body under the CFDA.
Meanwhile, eleven officials in Hubei province have been punished in the case related to defective vaccines produced in Wuhan.
Provincial authorities said the 11 officials worked for departments including the provincial food and drug administration, Wuhan municipal government and Wuhan municipal food and drug administration.
Six of the 11 officials were sacked, while the other five were given inner-Party warnings and demerits to their records.
On Thursday, a number of high officials in Jilin province were sacked for dereliction of duty or misconduct over substandard vaccines case. The officials included Jin Yuhui, deputy governor of Jilin Province, and Li Jinxiu, deputy chair of Jilin's top political advisory body. A total of 35 non-centrally-administered officials will be held accountable.