Advent Hospital wants to take over Taams Clinic
WILLEMSTAD – The Adventist Hospital in Curaçao is interested in taking over the embattled Taams Clinic. This was announced during the Central Committee meeting of parliament yesterday.
During his dissertation, the Minister of Public Health, Dr. Ben Whiteman, gave an update on the state of the public health on the island, but also the financial situation of the General Hospital and the Taams Clinic.
Whiteman’s answers to the MPs’ questions indicated that the Advent had submitted a request to take over the clinic. As is already known, the Taams Clinic is in a dire financial situation.
The Orcobank already announced that it will auction the hospital’s properties on May 29 if Taams does bring a new partner to the table. The Medical Director of the clinic, Dr. Earl Esseboom indicated that he has not been notified about a possible takeover of the clinic by the Advent Hospital.
This interest is actually not really a surprise to him because the Advent belongs to a globally strong group says Esseboom. He further indicates that the clinic is still trying to come to a final agreement with one or several potential partners.
Another scenario might be that those who buy the property at the auction may continue, in one form or another, with the clinic.