Guyana’s Minister of Health Dr. Frank Anthony is claiming that when the current administration got into office, it discovered that there were more than seven hundred million dollars of expired drugs that are still sitting in medical bonds all across Guyana.
Dr. Anthony during his presentation in the national assembly explained that an analysis of the health ministry’s inventory revealed that there is a total of $732M in expired drugs in the system. This amounts to almost 1.7 million items that have expired.
Dr. Frank said, “It meant that the APNU+AFC government did not buy medicines for the people with high blood pressure in this country; it meant that the APNU+AFC did not buy medicines for patients who had heart problems in this country.”
He further claimed, without facts, that another $200M worth of drugs is expected to expired at the end of December. There is a shortage of syringes, bandages and antibiotics.
Dr. Anthony noted “It meant that the APNU+AFC government did not buy medicines for the diabetic patients; they did not buy medicines for the HIV patients. They did not buy medicines for TB (Tuberculosis) patients; and no medicines for Malaria patients.”