Why is Terrence Deyalsingh still the Minister if Health?
That’s the question being asked by Former Medical Director of the San Fernando General Hospital Dr. Anand Chatoorgoon.
He maintains that Minister Deyalsingh is obviously at a loss on how to effectively deal with the many problem
s affecting his Ministry.
Speaking with news Power Now this morning he revealed that he was puzzled by the failure of the Honourable Prime Minister to remove Minister Deyalsingh as Minister of Health in his ministerial reshuffle yesterday.
He claims that the Health Minister has failed to address areas where patient care is badly affected.
He divulged that at the present time, healthcare is in a mess under the watch of this Minister who is not honest enough to admit that he is out of his depth in this Ministry.
The Ministry of Health he says, is a very difficult Ministry to run and it is certainly too difficult for a pharmacist who doesn’t know his ankle from his elbow and who is devoid of the necessary virtues and qualities required to run healthcare institutions which house the old and the young, the sick and the diseased, the poor and the forlorn.
He accused the Health Minister of stubbornly and without compassion refusing to make the facilities at the Couva Hospital available to the suffering public, all because it was built by the People Partnership Government.
Dr. Chatoorgoon states that the Prime Minister needs to surround himself with good and honest advisers.
Hue says if and when he does that, he will know that his present Minister of Health is not the best man for the job and must be replaced forthwith.