Local December 29, 2011 | 6:38 am

Fake doc is repeat offender

Santo Domingo.- The “false doctor”who allegedly treated patients and charged payments under false pretenses at the José María Cabral y Báez hospital in Santiago is arecidivist, says Public Health Minister Bautista RojasGómez.

The minister says that they haveinformation that suggests he worked in other centers, including in the capitaland in the north western border city of Dajabón. He revealed that they havephotographs of the suspect and that they would release them at the rightmoment.

Rojas Gómez admitted that the authorities had been negligent, while repeating that the man who passed himself off as a doctor had never actually performedan operation.

“He was in emergency and sutured apatient, but never operated on anyone”, he said.