Since the seriousness of the outbreak of Ebola in Africa and now in the first world, more attention is being paid to this disease.
I must congratulate the GPHC for initiating the training of Healthcare workers who may care Ebola patients and the necessary precautions one has to take. However, although the Ministry of Health is trying to enhance public education, this is not enough.
The Minister has to also say how Government will treat the members of staff who would be providing the care and treatment. Would they be given Health Insurance? What about an increase in salaries. What about risk allowances? The Government needs to pronounce on this now or staff would be reluctant to perform on the same emoluments they now receive.
President Ramotar should have already been advised on this and efforts made to put in for emergency funding. But then the Minister of Health would never put up a proposal for this. In fact, he should be sent packing because he would surely make a mess of any arrangements if need be for an Ebola emergency.
He cannot handle this since it has been proven that he cannot even manage the breakout of Chikungunya. Rumours are out that the Minister and his PS are at daggers drawn. This is a prescription for destruction and the sick people will suffer more.
Also, Editor, is it true that one of the Administrative Regions has its own Health Minister?
The walls of Jericho are crumbling.
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