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Jul 16, 2014

C.E.O. Peter Allen speaks on Central Health Region administrator

Melinda Guerra

In the case of Central Health Region administrator, Police were not called in. An audit revealed serious irregularities, misuse of funds and the alleged breaching of the financial orders by Guerra and other persons. But strangely, Guerra has held on to her position as manager of the Central Region. Not only that…but News Five has confirmed that she was slated to take over as manager of the Western Region, which would place her in charge of the San Ignacio Hospital and the Western Regional Hospital.  We asked Allen about that today, but he claimed ignorance.

 

Peter Allen, C.E.O., Ministry of Health

“I’m not entirely sure because transfers of course do not come under the purview of the Ministry of Health but under the purview of the Ministry of Public Services so you best address that question to the Ministry of Public Service; our recommendations remain the same.”

 

Mike Rudon

“And those recommendations are?”

 

Peter Allen

Peter Allen

“That there will be some rotations of staff including managers around the country.”

 

Reporter

“Sir, but then the issue that arises is why rotate Melinda Guerra out of the Western Region from the Central Health Region to the Western Region when there is this cloud of irregularity which still hasn’t been resolved?”

 

Peter Allen

“Well again that will be an issue for the Ministry of Public Service and the Public Service Commission to decide upon. We are not aware that the Public Service Commission has set a date for the hearing and we await a date as well as you.”

 

Reporter

“But sir, the usual procedure for matters like this for example with police, they are put on interdiction, taken out of service, you must deal with these cases before. So why isn’t this being done with Melinda Guerra? Let her sit out in terms of administration and let the investigation come to a conclusion before she is activated in another position.”

 

Peter Allen

“Well as far as I’m aware what you are saying is your opinion and invaluable but as far as I am aware, all the officers named in the audit report for the Central Region proclaim their innocence and have stated that they are not guilty of any wrong doing. So we along with all of you await the hearings which will decide what and if anything they are guilty of.”

 

The irregularities cited in the Central Health Region included the improper use of funds from the National Health Insurance account at the Matron Roberts Polyclinic.

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2 Responses for “C.E.O. Peter Allen speaks on Central Health Region administrator”

  1. Rod says:

    Another and complete cover up by this corrupt pm and gov. Damm when will the corrupt stop it’s like this pm and gov. Don’t even care anymore weather or not they are stealing they do it anyway and then just cover it up they are becoming masters at this so while rome is burning this pm is vacationing again in New York .

  2. punkgial says:

    They need to start prosecuting all these crooks instead of given them promotions.

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