A male Egyptian bus driver was shocked after doctors told him he was PREGNANT after undergoing a random health check-up.
The man had been randomly selected to provide a random urine sample along with other public bus drivers – as part of the country’s routine drugs checks.
But instead of using his own, the bus driver submitted his wife’s urine, reports the Al-Yawm al-Sabi website.
Unfortunately, his trick was foiled after it was revealed that his wife was actually two months pregnant.
Before breaking the news to the driver, it was reported by presenter Tamir Amin on political talk show Bottom Line, that officials asked the man to confirm the sample was his own.
When he agreed, they allegedly responded: “Congratulations you’re pregnant.”
“This story, despite being funny, has several lessons,” said Mr Amin.
“First, that drugs have become available to many and have become common as cigarettes. This is a calamity.”
From now on, the Public Transport Authority (PTA) will require a blood test as well as a urine sample, confirms a source at the PTA hospital.
It is hoped that this will prevent employees from attempting to fake their samples.
Egypt’s road statistics at a glance
Accidents: 12,000 per year
Road traffic deaths: 42 deaths per 100,000 of the population
Fatalities: 48% passengers in four-wheeled vehicles, 20% pedestrians
Laws: Speeding, drink driving and seatbelt wearing are covered – but poorly enforced