Doctors angry – Some say Shaw sending wrong signal

Kristina was born three months premature, weighing 1 1/4 pounds. Her chances of survival were considered to be very slim,” Shaw said in the statement.

“She had to be placed on a life support machine because her vital organs were underdeveloped. She was hospitalised in the intensive care unit for 5 1/2 months. Her medical programme requires monthly and bi-monthly visits to her pulmonologist, neurologist, cardiologist, opthalmologist, gastroenterologist, physiotherapist, endocrinologist as well as speech and occupational therapists,” Shaw said

“It is unfortunate,” president of the Medical Association of Jamaica Dr Winston De La Haye told the Observer.

“I have nothing against Minister Shaw, and recently we saw where another minister went overseas to treat an internal problem. It is clear that there is a lack of faith in our system. It is by no means a lack of competence on our part,” Dr Dela Haye said, adding that the lack of infrastructure, supplies and equipment was severely affecting the public health system.

The implementation of the user fee system, whereby patients are not required to pay for most services offered at public hospitals, had severely set back the sector, the MAJ president said.

“its very unfortunate. These are ministers who we voted in. We can’t say that we are satisfied with the health care system. We have asked the minister to bring all stakeholders to a meeting to address this poorly thought through and even more poorly implemented user fee system,” Dr De La Haye said.

Are these Doctors angry with the PNP today and their failure to release the results of the audit into the health care sector.

Where is the outrage from the Doctors today?

Are you telling me that even the Doctors are being political these days, no way it cannot be.

Amazing isn’t it ?



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