China’s Ministry of Health has begun a crackdown on bribery in hospitals, following news of corruption among doctors in the east of the country.

Doctors that are found to have received the bribes will face suspension, and could have their medical licenses revoked in severe cases, according to an official with the ministry.

An online post had revealed that a number of doctors in hospitals in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, had accepted bribes from a pharmaceutical company in return for buying the company’s products.