U.S. Health Secretary Quits After Plane Scandal

U.S. Health Secretary Tom Price has resigned over the use of expensive private planes for official business.

He previously apologized after making 26 private flights since may at a cost of 400,000 dollars to taxpayers.

Government officials, except those dealing with National Security Matters, are required to take commercial flights for work related travel.

Three other members of President Donald Trump’s cabinet are under scrutiny for using private planes while working.

A white house statement said president trump had accepted Mr Price’s resignation, adding that Don J Wright had been designated as acting health secretary. Mr Wright is currently Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health.

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