Kamla writes to NCRHA on Couva Hospital

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Kamla writes to NCRHA on Couva Hospital

Leader of the Opposition, Kamla Persad-Bissessar, is calling on the North Central Regional Health Authority to clarify the legal basis for the authority to manage the Couva Hospital.

In a letter to the NCRHA Chairman, Steve De Las and CEO, Davlin Thomas dated today, the Opposition Leader said the Couva Medical
and Multi-Training Facility Limited was incorporated on July 3rd 2018, pursuant to the provisions of the Companies Act 1995.

However, the Opposition Leader claimed the University of the West Indies has no current role in the management of the Couva Hospital.

The Opposition Leader said Professor Brian Copeland confirmed the UWI will be a majority shareholder of the Company, holding fifty-one percent shares in the Company.

However, the Member of Siparia claimed based on the most recent Annual Returns filed for the Company on the August 26th 2020, the only shareholder was the Minister of Finance, as Corporation Sole, holding all 10 ordinary shares at a value of $1 per share that was issued.