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Police have picked up former Health Permanent Secretary, Dr. Simon Miti to help with investigations into the financial scandal at the Ministry of Health. 

Former Health Permanent Secretary, Dr. Simon Miti

Former Health Permanent Secretary, Dr. Simon Miti

Dr. Miti, who is now Science and Technology Permanent secretary, was picked up Saturday morning for questioning at police headquarters in the Zambian capital, Lusaka. 

Police Spokesperson Bonny Kapeso has confirmed the development. 

Investigations have intensified in the K10 billion scam at the ministry of health with 32 people now sent on forced leave. 

Secretary to the Cabinet, Joshua Kanganja has confirmed that the 32 officers have been written to. 

Dr. Kanganja said cabinet office will not suspend any officers until the probe is completed. 

The Secretary to the Cabinet said there will be need to take administrative action against the officers implicated in the scam once investigations have been completed. 

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