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Action Taken by Ministry of Health Based on Preliminary Audit Reports Print E-mail
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Thursday, 21 August 2014 00:00

Belmopan. August 18, 2014.
The Ministry of Health would like to inform the public that the audit of accounts initiated last year by the Ministry in all health regions continues with the help of the Auditor General’s office. As a consequence, we have recently been presented with irregularities that have been identified in preliminary reports for the Primary Care Provider clinics in Dangriga and Punta Gorda. Based on that report, the Administrators of both clinics have been placed on immediate suspension as a precautionary measure pending the completion of the investigations. Administrative arrangements have been put in place to ensure that services are not affected.

The Ministry takes the allegations very serious while also respecting the completion of the investigation and the process which will allow for the administrators involved to be given the opportunity to respond as soon as final reports are received.

The Ministry of Health anticipates support from the Ministries of Public Service and Finance for the full time internal audit team that has been requested and remains determined to continue to provide increased monitoring and oversight of all public health services throughout the country.