Saturday, September 16, 2017

Disguised Uganda Minister Catches Corrupt Hospital Workers After Disguising As A Patient

Uganda's health minister disguised herself as a patient and caught two medical workers demanding a bribe for free government services, she told AFP on Saturday.

Health Minister Sarah Opendi said she wore a face veil and travelled to a hospital in the capital Kampala on a boda-boda (motorbike taxi) to disguise her identity.

"I received many complaints that the staff at the hospital was extorting money from patients," Opendi said.

She went through normal patient procedures for some laboratory tests for which she was told to pay 150,000 shillings (35 euros, $40) "yet these are all supposed to be free".


"I told him I didn't have the money but he insisted."

She was then sent to fetch the testing strips from a nursing assistant, who asked for money as well.

"I paid her and thereafter I called in the police who arrested the two staff," she said of Friday's incident at the Chinese-built Naguru hospital.

Deputy hospital director Dr Stephen Kyebambe expressed gratitude to Opendi for arresting the staff members.

"The minister must be congratulated for unearthing this racket of extortionists at our hospital. We are grateful. Otherwise patients suffer in the hands of these cruel staff," he said.

10 comments:

  1. That is how they do. Corruption everywhere

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  2. Bribery and corruption everywhere

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  3. Exactly what ex Gov. fashola did when they were doing Agege high court and he caught the constructors stealing cement and granite

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  4. Oga deputy hospital director... you get share o. Don't pretend that you do not know what is going on in your hospital. Congratulating her indeed

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  5. Awon ole undercover boss don catch una.

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  6. This is absolute bad'it happen every goverment hospital,kudos to u sarah

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