Regional Executive Officer (REO) of Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne), Dr Veerasammy Ramayya was ordered out of the compound of the New Amsterdam Hospital, by the institution’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Colin Bynoe.
Ramayya reportedly went to the Hospital last Friday to investigate reports that one of the operating theatres was out of order. He was seen entering the office of the CEO for a closed-door meeting.
However, moments later, staff reported seeing the REO exiting the office with Bynoe behind him shouting that he was the CEO of the Hospital. According to eyewitnesses, Bynoe told the REO that if he needed to visit the Hospital, he should first seek permission from him.
Ramayya confirmed that he was ordered out of the Hospital compound, but did not divulge more information.
In April, Chairman of the Regional Health Committee, Haseef Yusuf reported that there had been several complaints issued against the CEO who allegedly has been verbally abusive to visitors and staff of the institution.