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Hijab clad minister nabs hospital staff over bribery claims – VIDEO

By NAHASHON MUSUNGU September 16th, 2017 1 min read

Uganda’s state Minister for Health Sarah Opendi staged a dramatic sting operation at a Kampala hospital on Friday and apprehended two health workers over claims of soliciting for bribes.

Dressed in a hijab and veil to disguise herself as a patient, the minister helped nab a laboratory technologist and nurse at Naguru-China Friendship Hospital.

The Minister arrived at the health facility on a boda boda at the general outpatient department at around 10am to seek treatment.

This script got interesting at the laboratory where she was asked for UGX150,000 (about Sh4,500) to perform tests recommended by the doctor.

“I never had all the money but I gave him UGX100,000 (about Sh3,100) and pleaded with him to allow me bring the balance later. He then gave me his number and name as Ssozi,” the Minister says.

Christine Namanda, a nursing assistant was also nabbed after she allegedly asked for UGX5,000 (about Sh 150) to avail testing strips used to diagnose diabetes.

The suspects will be interrogated by the Anti-Corruption officials before charges are preferred against them.