Advisor to the Health Minister, Dr. Leslie Ramsammy is accusing the Leader of the Opposition, Joseph Harmon, of lying to the nation when he claimed that the recently unearthed $10B of expired medicines and medical supplies date back to the previous People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) Government.
“He has finally resorted to outright lies…Since August 2020, more than $3B of expired medicines and medical supplies have been disposed of. All of those medicines and medical supplies were acquired/purchased by the APNU/AFC Government. The recent disposal of expired medicines is one that has been going on for several years, with the accumulated amount between 2016 and 2021 being approximately $10B,” Dr Ramsammy said.
The former Health Minister was quick to point out that Harmon responded to the “disgraceful revelation” after a lengthy period of total silence.
“The Leader of the Opposition’s ill-informed response to the revelation of billions of dollars worth of medicines and medical supplies is an attempt to cover up the truth. It is either that he misinformed the nation because he was deliberately fed with erroneous information or that he totally lied. Either way, it is irresponsible for a leader of the opposition to behave in such a manner. The truth hurts but we must confront it. The fact is that APNU/AFC totally mismanaged the supply chain. It is a large part of its failure between 2015 and 2020,” the Advisor said.