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NEW GPC and others must deliver over $600M owed for drugs or else

NEW GPC and others must deliver over $600M owed for drugs or else

SEPTEMBER 30, 2015 | BY | By Kiana Wilburg

“They will be asked to pay up and we will be looking at the legal means of doing so,” says Public Health Minister

Public Health Minister, Dr. George Norton

Dr. George Norton

As Minister of Public Health, Dr. George Norton, continues to pursue the reform of his sector; he emphasized recently that a main concern remains with those companies that are still to deliver millions  of dollars’ worth of drugs to the Georgetown Public Hospital.

Dr. Norton said that several companies have been in default for many years. He said that this is not only “negligence and deceit, but a clear sign of blatant disrespect for the procurement laws of the country.” Continue reading

Bartica to become town in 10 months – President David Granger

Bartica to become town in 10 months

Sunday, 21 June 2015 21:06 – Written by 

President David Granger as he addressed the gathering at the Bartica Secondary (GINA photo)

President David Granger as he addressed the gathering at the Bartica Secondary (GINA photo)

The date set by President David Granger is April 23, 2016.

He made the announcement on Sunday, June 21, 2015 at a public meeting held at the Bartica Secondary School. “I made a promise when I was campaigning and I promised that Bartica will become a town before the 26 May, 2016, the 50th Independence anniversary, in fact Bartica will be a town on the 23rd  April 2016.”  Continue reading

Unhealthy sector – Hospitals and Health Centres in Guyana

Unhealthy sector – Hospitalsand Health Centres in Guyana

Dr. George Norton

Dr. George Norton

Stabroek News – 18 June 2015 – Editorial

While the discoveries at each site visited so far have been appalling, perhaps the most inhuman was at the National Psychiatric Hospital in Berbice, where the Minister found that mental patients were forced to bathe with and drink trench water and the ward was also being cleaned with the same water since there has been no water supply for two months. The conditions under which the patients dwell was also described as “pitiful.”  Continue reading

Govt pays six times retail cost for pharmaceuticals …

Govt pay New GPC six times retail cost for pharmaceuticals …

JUNE 12, 2012 | KNEWS    Probe needed into all drug supply contracts  –

APNU’s Dr George Norton The government needs to come clean; it needs to explain how it decides on drug supply contracts that have largely favoured the New Guyana Pharmaceutical Corporation (New GPC), says Dr George Norton. “The situation needs to be brought out in the open,”  Dr Norton, A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) Member of Parliament told Kaieteur News.

APNU is the country’s main opposition party, and Dr Norton is responsible for health issues from the opposition benches in the National Assembly.
He said that for years now, the opposition has argued that there is not a level playing field in the acquisition of drugs for the country’s hospitals.   [more]

Example of drug costs


Last year, when the government awarded a $311M contract to the New Guyana Pharmaceutical Corporation, importers found that some of the prices put forward by the entity were exorbitant; that the government was paying much more than it should for some of the pharmaceuticals being imported. They noticed for example that the cream, Ketoconazole, [  more]

Bobby Ramroop blows whistle to defend his $1.3B pact


As Health Ministry awards $$M contract to unqualified supplier New Guyana Pharmaceutical Corporation (NGPC) owned by Queen’s Atlantic Investment Inc (QAII) and headed by Dr. Ranjisinghi ‘Bobby “Ramroop has taken umbrage over the recent spate of criticisms on a $1.3B contract it received. Dr. Ramroop is insisting that his company was prequalified by the Ministry [more]