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Head of snake-infested hospital sacked

June 5, 2012 at 12:51 PM   |   Comments

ZAGREB, Croatia, June 5 (UPI) -- Croatian health officials fired the head of a snake-infested hospital, whose staff was known to post surgery photos to Facebook, officials said.

Dr. Zoran Jukic was fired in a second attempt to remove him from his post as "acting director" of the hospital, Jutarnji.hr reported.

The institution in question, the most indebted of the country's hospitals, has a track record of financial scandal. However, it is also known for leaky roofs, bunker-like conditions and something of a snake problem, the report said.

Six doctors had left the staff in recent months. A U.N. official on a recent visit to the beleaguered hospital was quoted by The New York Times as calling the facilities "monstrous."

Croatia's health insurance organization agreed to further fund the hospital on the condition that Jukic would be removed.

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