Published On: Wed, Sep 3rd, 2014

On September 15, more clarity on survival Taams Clinic

Dr. WhitemanWILLEMSTAD - The deadline for the business case for the survival of the Taams Clinic is on 15 September of this year. This business case was initiated by the Minister of Public Health Ben Whiteman and will have to answer the question whether Taams Clinic can still be saved. Most important consideration is whether, in addition to creating jobs, if it is also economically interesting to bring the clinic under the new hospital system.

Whiteman recently declared that the government does not have the financial means nor the way to rescue the Taams Clinic at this moment. It the past, they have tried to help the clinic, but things did not go the way it was supposed to.

“We should not forget that the clinic is a private institution and the management is the one who should guarantee the employee’s salaries and not the government,” Whiteman said.

For some time, the clinic has struggled to keep the operation rooms and the sleep disorder unit operating. Surgeries that require inpatient admissions are no longer possible, according to the medical director.

Suppliers and banks have supported the Taams clinic for a long time. But in the meantime, there have been several seizures. Because of this, there is a lack of certain drugs and materials that are necessary in order to perform various operations. Esseboom states that the clinic has to close its doors unless help comes from the government.

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