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Guyana negotiating medical insurance policy for ministers


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GEORGETOWN – Minister of State Joseph Harmon said all medical bills by government ministers were fully funded by the ministers themselves.

Speaking during a post-cabinet media briefing on Friday morning, Harmon explained government was seeking to establish a medical insurance policy which would take care of covering expenses for government ministers.

“Ministers have sought permission to travel to Ireland for medical treatment and so far those bills are dealt with by the ministers themselves. Currently we are negotiating and we have gone a very far way in establishing a medical insurance policy which will take care of those matters in the future,” he said.

Harmon was responding to questions raised by the media about ministers traveling to Ireland for medical treatment.

He was unable to disclose the cost that some ministers might pay for a higher level of medical treatment.

“If you are sick and you want to get what you consider to be the best possible medical facilities and in the opinion of the ministers who have gone, that is where they can get the best treatment for whatever is the ailment that they suffer,” Harmon explained. (GINA/SAT)


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