Guam -Vice Speaker B.J. Cruz has written to Acting GMH Administrator Rey Vega accusing him of making “misleading” statements to the Legislature’s Committee on Health during a hearing on November 7th.
In a letter to Vega sent on Thanksgiving, Senator Cruz points out that Vega answered “no” when Cruz asked him during that hearing whether GMH was having problems with the management of its medications or with pharmaceutical supplies during the CMS survey dates earlier this year.
Now, Senator Cruz writes, reports have surfaced that some physicians at GMH “are being asked to choose between an adequate stock of pharmaceutical drugs for their patients and accreditation by the Joint Commission.”
Cruz writes that he takes “the information garnered at roundtables very seriously; fully truthful information gives me a chance to help address clear and present dangers before they arise. I advise that you do the same,” concluding that “When the lives and confidence of our people are at stake, they have a right to expect full and honest disclosure.”