China investigating a senior doctor for taking over $18 million worth of bribes in cash

China's top prosecutor is investigating a senior doctor in the country's western Yunnan province for taking over US$18 million worth of bribes in cash, real estate and parking spots, the official China Daily reported on Tuesday.

Wang Tianchao, the head of Yunnan's No. 1 People's Hospital, used his position to seek bribes related to construction projects, medical device procurement and doctor positions, according to a statement from the country's top prosecutor.

The Supreme People's Procuratorate said Wang had received 35 million yuan ($5.64 million) in cash, 100 properties wortharound $13 million and often coveted car parking spaces.