san fernando general hospitalMedical Director of the San Fernando General Hospital Dr. Anand Chattergoon, was among four doctors short listed and relieved of their posts.

Reports state that Dr. Praveen Ramoutar was selected for the post as Medical Director.

Concerns have been expressed by staff members, after the news broke.

Staff have expressed concern that Chattergoon’s replacement was never a head of department and he is presently attached to several private medical institutions.

A member of the board who spoke under anonymity said that it was not the board’s decision rather it was guided by the Minister of Health.

Dr. Chattergoon’s contract came to an end yesterday after serving since 1981, at San Fernando General.

The new Medical Director is expected to take up his position on July 8th. There will be no Medial Director until then.