Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves has expressed dismay following revelations that a number of items have been stolen from the newly constructed, and yet to be opened, Diagnostic and Wellness Complex at Georgetown.
Speaking today on WEFM’s Morning program, Prime Minister Gonsalves said he was recently informed that several chairs for use at the Accident and Emergency Department were stolen.
And yesterday he was informed by the Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Simone Keizer Beache that a number of sheets and pillows had gone missing from the facility.
Dr. Gonsalves noted that he was really upset about the reports. However, he was advised that the matter has been reported to the police who are carrying out investigations.
According to the Prime Minister there are watchmen at the facility at nights, however, only health workers are stationed there in the daytime.
Dr. Gonsalves said he contacted the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health, Mr. Cuthbert Knights, and indicated to him that steps should be taken to implement additional security measures at the medical facility.
The Prime Minister said “it is amazing that you have a few people in this country who would go and steal things from a hospital which we have taken such care to build to serve the people.”
He is appealing to the person or persons who stole the items to find a way to return them to the medical complex.