Min­is­ter in dis­guise nabs cor­rupt work­ers

The Star Malaysia - - World -

KAMPALA: Uganda’s health min­is­ter dis­guised her­self as a pa­tient and caught two med­i­cal work­ers de­mand­ing a bribe for free gov­ern­ment ser­vices, she said.

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 (RM168) “yet these are all sup­posed to be free”.

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