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Jan 5, 2012

P.M. orders investigation of KHMH procurement practices

A former employee of the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital blew the whistle on alleged malpractices in the procurement of medical supplies and equipment. Delroy Herrera went public with tons of electronic files which he says contains incriminating documents on the alleged wrongdoings that range from over pricing to abuse of the hospital’s credit card. Herrera was arrested pending charges and his computer was confiscated. He was subsequently freed and now more files are being exposed which he says back up his allegations of wrongdoings. As a sign of good measure, the KHMH invited the auditor general and contractor general to investigate the allegations promising that if impropriety is found, action will be taken against anyone responsible. The scandal has been publically unraveling over the past two weeks and today the office of Prime Minister Dean Barrow took heed and announced that the Auditor General has been charged to investigate the allegations. According to the release, the auditor general will commence its investigation next week. In 2009, the KHMH came under fire with similar allegations. At the time, doctors and nurses stayed away from work and a commission of inquiry looked into the allegations but after four months of proceedings and eighteen witnesses, there was little action taken.

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3 Responses for “P.M. orders investigation of KHMH procurement practices”

  1. Sugar says:

    AND.??????…anything will happen.?????

  2. Teacher says:

    Hello! Didn’t the doctors of the KHMH called for that back in 2009? Didn’t the Commission of Inquiry investigate this already, and nothing was done about it?

    PM, its an election year and it is highly hypocritical to just now be calling for an investigation again.

  3. Jada Mossiah says:

    Why not publish the report that was done by the Auditor General after the investigation was completed for the public at large to read? The Public needs to know the names of those who did wrong and the recommendations. I bet they are still working at KHMH or the Ministry of Health!!!!!Was anyone fired, surcharged or arrested? I doubt that.
    Stop wasting the Auditor General’s time and GOB money and get a private auditing firm from abroad!

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