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Ministry of Health responds to fraud allegations regarding medical students

Posted: Thursday, November 7, 2019. 5:46 pm CST.

By BBN Staff: Belize has been mentioned in an investigation being carried out by the University of Otago in New Zealand, regarding falsification of work placement documents for medical students.

Director of Health Services for the Ministry of Health, Dr. Marvin Manzanero, says that the MOH has already put measures in place to guard against that type of fraud.

The university’s investigation, according to international media, suggests that more than 15 medical students attending their sixth year of medical school paid for false documents that state that they were working at medical centers in Belize, Bosnia, and Italy, when they were not.

Manzanero said that he received a call from some medical students back in 2016, requesting that he sign off on their work placement forms, but upon investigation, he found that there were no established agreements between the MOH and the institutions the students were enrolled in.

For students, we are asking that their university reach out to us and see what we can arrange,” Manzanero said.

He noted that currently Belize only has two such arrangements, with two more in the works, but all those arrangements are specifically in the field of nursing.

 

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