Philipsburg:--- Dr. Theo Jollis has informed the St. Maarten Medical Center (SMMC) and the Inspectorate of Health that he will be leaving SMMC as early as May 2013. SMN News learnt that Jollis is tired of the unprofessional way the current Managing Director of the SMMC, Dr. George Scot is managing the hospital and he has requested on numerous occasions that the St. Maarten Medical Center find him a permanent assistant. It should be noted that Dr. Theo Jollis is the only internal specialist at SMMC and he is also the one heading the dialysis center at SMMC. Dr. Jollis has been working at the SMMC since 1981. SMN News also learnt that several other doctors have threatened to leave the SMMC because of the deplorable state of the medical institution.
According to well placed sources, the Medical Director of SMMC has not yet responded to Dr. Jollis' letter which he delivered to the institution last week.
SMN News further learnt that the Inspectorate of Health is currently conducting an investigation to determine why the replacement radiologist at the institution left after working at SMMC for one week. SMN News was reliably informed that the in-house radiologist is currently on sick leave and a replacement was brought in and he was allegedly fired after one week of service by the Managing Director of SMMC, Dr. George Scot. Sources at the SMMC say that SMMC has already submitted a request at the Department of Health to obtain a permission from country St. Maarten to bring in another temporary radiologist.