The management of the Academic Hospital Paramaribo (AZP) In Suriname says in a statement that general director Claudia Redan is wrongly discredited. There are circulating documents that insinuate that the director has improperly enriched himself, including receiving monthly pension benefits, while she is not yet entitled to a pension. This information is a distortion of the facts, as receiving a pension before retirement age is impossible, the management explains.
It is also falsely suggested that the director of the AZP recently rewarded himself with the purchase of a vehicle in a personal capacity, which is entirely untrue. Redan has been employed by the hospital for over 24 years and has been a valued member of the management team since 2009. In 2017 she was appointed general manager.
According to her employment contract, she is entitled to a service vehicle and the purchase process was started in 2018, subject to applicable regulations and with the necessary approvals from the Supervisory Board and the Minister of Health. At the beginning of 2019, a second-hand vehicle with payment scheme was chosen; incidentally entirely in the name of the AZP. These wrongful allegations unnecessarily damage the integrity, honor and reputation of the director.
Society is requested not to go along with this regrettable form of voting, because the AZP in general, but especially in this time where, in addition to regular care, the Covid-19 virus must also be fought for, focuses fully on the provision of proper and high-quality health care for the entire Surinamese society, reports the management.