KUWAIT CITY, Feb 1: In cooperation with the Ministry of Health, personnel from the Residence Investigation Department seized a four-man gang of (Bangladeshi, Indian and Pakistani) for tampering with blood test samples, reports Al-Rai daily.
The issue became the focus of much attention for Minister of Interior, Anas Al-Saleh and Health Minsiter Sheikh Dr Bassel Al-Sabah, given the seriousness of the issue to the health of citizens and residents, and for fear of the spread of diseases and epidemics.
The source told the daily personnel from Residence Investigation Department led by Colonel Sheikh Abdullah received a report from special sources that the gang members were involved in tampering with results of blood test samples to help expatriates who were found to be medically ‘UNFIT’.
The source added the Department informed Minister Al-Saleh who in turn informed Sheikh Dr Bassel Al-Sabah, who then asked those concerned in the Ministry of Health to cooperate with the Interior men until the suspects were caught.
The source added the residence investigation officers contacted one of the suspects and sent him a secret source and the latter agreed to change the test result of a person for money, he was put under surveillance and caught in the act.