Govt expresses condolences to Dr Carl Hanoman’s family
President David Granger has expressed condolences to the family of renowned doctor Carl Alton Hanoman, CCH, who died on Wednesday at a city hospital following a brief period of illness.
In a statement on Thursday, President Granger said that Dr Hanoman served his profession and fellow Guyanese with distinction. Additionally, the President said that Dr Hanoman served in the National Assembly as a Member of Parliament, on the Guyana Medical Association and at the University of Guyana as the Director of the School of Medicine and played an integral role in its accreditation. He also sat on the Advisory Council on the Prerogative of Mercy and was the Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC).
President Granger expressed sympathy to his wife Leontine; his children Carlin, Harry, Hans, and Carl “Max” Hanoman Junior; other relatives and friends.
Dr Hanoman, who was born and raised in New Amsterdam, Berbice, Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne), studied medicine in Canada before returning to Guyana to serve at the GPHC.
He was instrumental in the University of Guyana’s application to secure international accreditation from the Caribbean Accreditation Authority for Education in Medicine and other Health Professions (CAAM-HP). He was elected President of the Guyana Medical Association in 1995. He served in that capacity for five years.
Meanwhile, People’s Progressive Party Presidential Candidate, Dr Irfaan Ali on Wednesday evening expressed condolences to Dr Hanoman’s family. Ali said that Dr Hanoman served the medical profession with excellence and his death was a great loss to Guyana. He added that Guyanese, as well as regional counterparts, benefited significantly from Dr Hanoman’s expertise.