Port GM questions whether procurement rules followed
by Mindy Aguon
Guam - Port Authority of Guam general manager Joanne Brown has asked the attorney general to look further into public funds that were used to pay for the medical treatment of injured port workers. As we reported the agency spent close to a half-million dollars to pay for evaluations, surgeries, anesthesia and hospitalization for seven Port workers who allegedly suffered workplace injuries.
All of the evaluations and surgeries were performed by Dr. Steven Hayashida, who is also under contract at the Guam Memorial Hospital for $360,000 a year. In her letter, Brown says she is unaware of any existing contract with Hayashida or Kapiolani Medical Center and she doesn't feel comfortable that proper procurement procedures were followed.
Brown has asked that the AG's Office ensure that those responsible for the expenditures be held duly accountable.