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Fri, 26 Feb 2016 18:21 - Updated Fri, 26 Feb 2016 17:37

Angola: Over 200 fake health workers detected in four years

Luanda - At least 212 fake workers were detected within the national health services over the last four years, Angop learned Friday in Luanda.

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The information was released by the Health General inspector, Miguel de Oliveira, who said the above number included doctors, nurses, and technicians at various other levels who worked as impostors.

According to the official, the fake professionals worked under fake professional certificates allegedly issue by public, private and philanthropic institutions.

The official stated that 49 fake health professionals were detected in 2012, another 61 in the following year, 42 in 2014, and 50 last year, with Luanda leading the list of impostors.

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