File - Health Minister Wael Abu Faour attends a ceremony in Baabda, Thursday, March 13, 2014. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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Heath Minister Wael Abu Faour announced Thursday that his ministry had busted a medical supervisor accused of signing fake bills allowing a hospital in Hermel to exploit public insurance funds.The physician, who was employed by the Health Ministry to audit hospital bills and verify their authenticity, had been caught signing bills for Al-Assi Hospital without checking the amounts.Speaking in an angry tone, Abu Faour said that the acts of the doctor and the hospital were particularly harmful because many poor patients were denied access to hospitals when the limit of the ministry-covered hospitalizations was reached.Abu Faour admitted he had always known that corrupt activities existed in the ministry and that some doctors and hospitals were making "illicit profits".
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