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GPHC FRAUD: Finance boss, clerk sent on leave

The Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) has sent on “administrative” leave its Director of Financial Services and an Accounts Clerk as a probe continues into multi-million dollar fraud.

“This decision took immediate effect so that the probe into the disappearance of funds from the Institution could be continued,” the hospital said in a statement.

The GPHC did not release the amount of money that was allegedly stolen but Demerara Waves Online News (www.demwaves.com) was told that it was about GUY$5 million.

The decision to send the duo on leave was taken at a GPHC Board meeting held on October 24.

The Accounts Clerk had been arrested before and placed on station bail. She subsequently resumed duties at the hospital but in the Human Resources Department.

The GPHC first announced on October 1 that the police and Auditor General’s Office were investigating an alleged fraud at the health care institution.

Monies missing included partial paMyments for certain tests that are done at private hospitals to which the cash should have been remitted.