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Minister Of Health Disguises Self As A Patient To Hospital, Arrests Doctors | Photos

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The Minister of State for Health on Friday, disguised herself as a patient and busted a couple of corrupt medical workers in the nation’s capital.
Dressed in a hijab and a veil to disguise herself as a patient, the Ugandan Minister of State for Health, Ms Sarah Opendi on Friday, arrested two health workers at Naguru-China Friendship Hospital in Kampala, the nation’s capital after they allegedly asked her for a bribe.
 
“I arrived here and disguised myself as a patient with abdominal complications. I wanted to confirm reports I have been receiving from the public that Naguru health workers ask patients to pay for [the supposedly] free services,”she said.
Ms Opendi arrived on a boda boda at the General Outpatient department at around 10am to seek treatment.
Upon arrival, the minister went through all the steps like any other patient including buying a 32-paged exercise book where doctors can write their medical notes like diagnosis and treatment.
 
“I went to the doctor who I informed me about my sickness. The doctor then recommended that I do some tests including: liver function test, diabetes and Hepatitis B,” she said. “However, I was directed to the laboratory,” she added.
At the main laboratory, Mr Andrew Kalule, a lab technologist was the first one to fall into the minister’s trap as he asked for Shs150, 000 to perform the recommended tests.
 
“I never had all the money but I gave him Shs100,000 and pleaded with him to allow me bring the balance when I get. He then gave me his number and name as Ssozi,” the minister told journalists who were called in during the arrest. Christine Namanda, a nursing assistant was the second victim to fall into the minister’s trap after allegedly asked for Shs5,000 in order to avail testing strips used to diagnose diabetes.
Namanda who had just returned from maternity leave told journalists that the testing strips were out of stock at hospital but would only be availed at a cost.
When police searched Ms Namanda, she was found with about Shs87, 300 which she had allegedly collected from unsuspecting patients. The notes were in denominations of Shs5,000 and Shs20, 000. After the search, Ms Opendi could easily identify her note having recorded its numbers.
The deputy hospital director, Dr Stephen Kyebambe applauded the minister for helping them expose the culprits who have been extorting money from patients.
 
“We don’t condone health workers’ conduct of collecting money from our patients because we have free and private services. Those patients who pay money at our private wing should be given a receipt by the cashier,” he said.
However, several health workers who spoke to this reporter after the arrest of their colleagues indicated that they work under awful conditions which tempt them to ask for money from patients in order to survive.
 
“The nurse who has been arrested has a 3-months-old baby and earns about Shs270,000 per month. As I talk to you, it is lunch time but we are not given anything to eat; not even break tea,” a health worker stated.
Mr Kalule apologized to the minister and indicated that Naguru hospital lacked all the testing strips and reagents required to perform the highly specialized tests she ‘needed’.
Ms Sheila Okodi, a senior hospital administrator, said the National Medical Stores was yet to deliver some of the supplies that are out of stock.
According to Ms Opendi, the suspects will be taken to the Anti-Corruption Court over corruption charges..
 

Source: Tori

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Eniola Badmus fires back at troll who body-shamed her

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Popular comic actress, Eniola Badmus has fired back at a troll who tried to make mockery of her body for wearing bikini.

The troll asked the actress why everything about her has fallen.

“Why everything come fall for up?,” the troll commented on the actress’s photo on LIB’s Instagram page with crying emoji.

And she replied: “Just the way your mama own fall”

The actress also complimented her own photo, writing that “looking good is a good business.”

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We Need N81 Million To Cut Grass In Abuja Stadium: Nigerian Minister

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The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare has revealed that it will cost the ministry N81m to cut the grass and clear the weed that have taken over the MKO Abiola National Stadium in Abuja.

He stated this recently while speaking during the one-day seminar organised by the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) FCT chapter.

According to him, the ministry approached the Abuja Environmental Protection Board (AEPB) for assessment in the stadium, which was built in 2003 with N53 billion on a 29 hectares (72 acres) of land.

The stadium is divided into Package A which houses the Main Bowl and Package B which houses other facilities like basketball courts, NFF office, volleyball courts, tennis courts, squash courts.

“We approached AEPB to come see what can be done to clear the grass and weed in the stadium and they told us it will cost us N81m.

“If we tell Nigerians we used N81m which is not even available, there will be an outcry. The funds are not really there for us and that is why we are partnering with private investors to bring back the key components of our infrastructures,” he said.

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It’s smart if a man refuses to date a jobless woman in Nigeria — Leo DaSilva

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Ex-Big Brother Naija housemate, Leo Da Silva recently got internet users debating afte he waded into a conversation centered on men refusing to date women who are not financially stable.

A lady who disclosed that she’s a student, had tweeted;

I’ve seen tweets from guys saying they can’t date a girl that’s not financially stable. I’m a student. But never, like never have I felt attacked by such tweets. What’s actually up with some guys on Twitter? What I want must not make sense to you. It’s choice boo

Reacting to this, Leo stated that it’s a smart choice for young men to refuse to date jobless women. He added that guys should have their own preference just as women have theirs.

He tweeted in response;

Guys should have their own preference just as women have theirs. Dating someone that’s not working or doesn’t have adequate allowance is a burden. Nigeria, the poverty capital of the world, if a young man trying to come up refuses that burden, I think it’s a smart choice.

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