Stabroek News:The minister was visibly upset at what he called “non-stories” implicating the ministry in the fire. He said persons are out there saying things “about us destroying records”, but added that many of the crucial records at the ministry are duplicated. He spoke specifically about procurement at the ministry saying that the Ministry of Health’s Procure-ment and Management Unit was not at the headquarters at Brickdam, but instead is located at Kingston. Ramsammy stated that all the records pertaining to procurement are at Kingston.
Additionally, he said persons who are raising such implications are being “purely mischievous”.
Ramsammy pointed out that important financial records which the ministry kept in vaults were all retrieved from the rubbles of the fire intact on Friday. He said that some $2.5 million in petty cash and cheques were recovered from the vaults in the presence of police officers and staff from the Auditor General’s Office.