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Doctors on the take

Almost Sk12 billion crowns ($250 million) is handed over to Slovak doctors in bribes every year.

The daily Narodna obroda quotes "prices" for securing successful operations at between $100 for having an appendix removed to $400 for a heart operation. The average Slovak monthly wage is $200.

Doctors can also be bribed into signing medical certificates exempting people from military service. at a cost of $1,000.

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