Chapter alleges corruption at Tsehootsooi Medical Center
By Alastair Lee Bitsoi
WINDOW ROCK, Jan. 30, 2014
(Times photo – Donovan Quintero)
Johnson, in a written statement to the Navajo Times, said that since TMC began operating under Public Law 93-638 in 2010, as an Indian Self Determination and Education Assistance Act hospital, his primary care provider has changed six times.
"I have sleep apnea and require certain equipment to meet my health care needs," Johnson said, adding that he's been denied the purchase of these devices he used to get when TMC was an Indian Health Service facility prior to 2009.
Health equipment for his sleep apnea costs him about $500, Johnson said, and it's difficult for him to buy because he's unemployed.
Johnson's testimony, among that of many others attending a Jan. 12 Fort Defiance Chapter meeting, is the reason why the chapter and Fort Defiance Agency Council passed resolutions requesting financial, human resource, and procurement audits to examine the spending habits of Leonard, his administration and the FDIHB.
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