Published On: Thu, Feb 8th, 2018

Inspection: A surgeon whose reputation has been unjustly damaged may be placed under protection

Jan HuurmanWILLEMSTAD - The Public Health Inspectorate has rectified an article that appeared in the Dutch newspaper Antilliaans Dagblad of last Saturday in a press release. The article in the newspaper suggests that the Inspectorate approves a follow-up investigation into a surgeon of the hospital Sehos.  “The Inspectorate has just completed the investigation and that is not the case,” says Inspector General Jan Huurman.

This investigation shows that there is no reason to conclude that the surgeon does not master his profession at an acceptable level. The Inspectorate writes that on the basis of the available information there is, therefore, no reason for a follow-up investigation, specifically aimed at the surgeon’s actions.

The Inspectorate writes the following: “The Health Inspectorate immediately asked the Sehos Board to come up with a rectification after the publication of the report in the Antilliaans Dagblad. This was repeated on Tuesday by letter. Now that some action has not been taken by the Sehos, the Inspectorate feels compelled to issue this rectification.”

The accusation that Huurman does not treat this surgeon equally is, according to Huurman, not true. According to the Inspector General, no one has refuted the results of the investigation. Huurman says that someone who has unjustly suffered damage to his or her reputation may as well be placed under protection.

Photo: Inspector Jan Huurman

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