by Mindy Aguon
Guam - When the fireworks settled from the single testimony opposing the nominations of Dr. Reynald Lim and Dr. Kia Rahmani to serve on the Guam Board of Medical Examiners, a slew of individuals would follow testifying in support of their nominations. Likewise during last night's confirmation hearing lawmakers asked several questions of the two should they be confirmed including whether they would investigate allegations about the Guam Memorial Hospital that were recently brought to light.
"I think we would be duty bound to look at those allegations both in terms of looking at se their validity and see that things are being followed through because no matter how you look at it there are licensed physicians involved unfortunately right now and you're even gracious enough to accommodate us here to try to get a functioning board together there's not a functioning board in place but hopefully as functioning board is put in place we'll be able to address these issues and deal with them and bring hem to light not in a public way necessarily but a least to deal with them, make a ruling and move on," said Rahmani.
Dr. Sam Friedman, who was nominated to serve on the GBME, was credited by senators for raising awareness about problems at GMH, but it wasn't enough to garner their support to approve his confirmation.