Editorial Staff
6 months ago

Editorial Staff
6 months ago

Dispute Over Value of Cancer Center Still in Limbo

There is an ongoing dispute regarding the value of the Cancer Center, which is yet to be resolved.

The Government evaluator has estimated the value to be between 6 to 9 million ECD, whereas the 80 percent shareholder, Dr. Browne, values the building and equipment at 40 million ECD.

According to reports from the Cabinet, it is crucial to settle the issue of value, as the center has been closed for over a month now, and patients are forced to seek treatment elsewhere, which was previously provided in Antigua.

To assess the radiation levels and the current condition of the machines that have not been used in a long time and may have deteriorated, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is being invited to conduct an evaluation

The government has recently passed a resolution to buy the Cancer Centre Eastern Caribbean (CCEC) after negotiations with its principal owner, Dr Conville Browne, had been unsuccessful.

In March, Dr Browne informed the government that he was planning to shut down the CCEC due to lack of funds.

The center opened the Cancer Center on June 26, 2015, with the intention of providing cancer treatment for patients across the OECS.


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