Health Ministry hunts missing hospital equipment

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Dr. Peter Allen missing equipmentThursday, September 24th, 2015. Aaron Humes Reporting: The Ministry of Health has turned to an unusual source to locate surgical equipment stolen from the community hospital in Corozal two weeks ago.

CEO Dr. Peter Allen says they have listed the equipment on the website “Belize Buy and Sell” in the view that no one will have a ready need for such an item.

The matter has been reported to police and the Ministry has issued a warning that whomever sees the item should not buy it but report it to authorities. The new surgical ward at the Corozal Community Hospital is to be opened by the end of this month and cost between $800,000 and $1 million to build and equip.

The stolen equipment is valued at $22,000.

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