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Jul 16, 2014

Minister of Health says he is behind the special audit at the K.H.M.H.

Pablo Marin

Minister Pablo Marin went one step further than saying he knew about the decisions of the Board. He says he was visited by the Chair who updated him on the situation with Carlos Perera, the Finance Department and the questionable purchases of x-ray machines, and he was the one who actually recommended the audit. Today, Marin acknowledged that the U.D.P. will take a hit from the questions arising about political appointee Carlos Perera.

 

Pablo Marin, Minister of Health

“Everything affects us politically; anything that we do, anything that we say affects us politically. But at this point in time, once we call in the audit that means that we don’t mind who you are or where you are located or your status. We will investigate and that’s what we are doing.”

 

Mike Rudon

“Sir, the C.E.O. has said for questions of transfers, for questions of what happens to people like Nasley Sommerville and Melinda Guerra, we have to turn to the public service, but we know that isn’t true. The Public Service will not go in and transfer people, especially high level people, without direct input from the Ministry of Health. Could you give assurance to the public that proper steps have been taken in response to very damning reports, financial misappropriations, contravening of the financial orders that have come out in both orders so far?”

 

Pablo Marin

“Well as you know, and we have it on record, as things like this happen, again the audit committee was asked to go in. We did send a letter requesting public service to do certain transfers and there is where it bucks. There is nowhere else or nothing else that we can do; public service is the ultimate thing. Whenever we are going to hire someone, although we have the opening, it has to go to public service and if they say no you can’t hire this person that is where it bucks. The Board will decide, although I am the Minister of Health, it’s the Board decision. The good thing is that we have a good relationship with the Chair and the Board that whenever things happen like right now with this buying of the x-ray, she will come direct to us and say what are you going to do, what do you think. And we do give advice as this is what is supposed to happen. With the C.E.O., I have put it to record, I do believe that we need to change this C.E.O.—I have said it in the national assembly—and that is where it stands.”

 

Mike Rudon

“The K.H.M.H. C.E.O. or your one?”

 

Pablo Marin

“No, no, no. My C.E.O., he will stay there; he is doing a great job and normally I would not say this but I would put my head on the block for the C.E.O.”

 

Perera was recently terminated from the K.H.M.H. while the Board decided that it will not renew the contract of Longsworth despite his request for renewal.

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4 Responses for “Minister of Health says he is behind the special audit at the K.H.M.H.”

  1. Rod says:

    See this corrupt pm and gov. They don’t rest all depts are corrupt and useless nothing but a bunch of thieves no matter what dept you bring up their is corruption and ineptness no one can do their jobs properly because tha lone duncy people the run this gov. Sad sad situation

  2. sue29 says:

    Why conduct an audit and Ministry of Health fails to take action based on the report , it is just another waste of time auditor general nothing will happen with the central region and the southern region investigations.

  3. oscar says:

    the meaning that this electrician is behind the special audit only means that if there would be any surplus, that will go in his pocket. This electrician is a thief, so unscrupulous plain thief. Pablo the electrician you have change a totally you seeking monies and lands for you all around. taking land and monies everywhere you can you are a thief.

  4. oscar says:

    the meaning that this electrician is behind the special audit only means that if there would be any surplus, that will go in his pocket. This electrician is a thief, so unscrupulous plain thief. Pablo the electrician you have change a totally you seeking monies and lands for you all around. taking land and monies everywhere you can you are a thief.7

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