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Jun 3, 2022

Opposition Leader Does Not Believe Health Minister on NHI Agreement

Now, the Opposition has a member of the National Health Insurance Board in former Minister of State in the Ministry of Health Angel Campos. And, according to Minister Bernard, Campos did not raise any objections to the agreement at the board level. Well, the Leader of the Opposition accuses Minister Bernard of

misspeaking. Here is what he told reporters outside the National Assembly.


Shyne Barrow

Shyne Barrow, Leader of the Opposition

“I know you don’t believe that. You absolutely don’t believe that. The way that I got the information was via the member that sits on the NHI that represents the Opposition. He had concerns because unlike the Minister said, there was no vote. He said there was no vote. There was a committee that returned the results of a tendering process that included a private entity which the Chairman of NHI sits on. That is a conflict of interest. Furthermore, when you say it is a harmless transaction, it is not. Normally, the public private partnership, the private entity is not given government infrastructure to operate. Usually they have to rent or build their own facilities and they may be advanced some of the monies as a part of the contract to do that. This is the first time that a PPP is being housed by government infrastructure. Then, you have to ask, is that corruption?”


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