Doctor, official in the slammer

A doctor and a high-placed Health Ministry official from the Banská Bystrica region, who demanded a payoff of Sk2.5 million from Andrej F. of the Svalz firm to approve certain hospital services being taken over by the private sector, are in custody awaiting charges, police report.

Compiled by Tom Nicholson from press reports.
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