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QEH worry

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QEH worry

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ACCESS?BY?NON-NATIONALS to health care in Barbados is once again an issue. The Queen?Elizabeth Hospital (QEH)?is concerned about the growing number of patients from the region who enter the institution without going through the proper process.
Chief executive officer of the QEH, Dr Dexter James, said that physicians in some Caribbean countries were referring patients here without notifying the administration of the hospital.
The death of one non-national, the critical illness of another who subsequently died, and the birth of a baby by a 15-year-old mother from St Maarten have highlighted the problem.
“This is the challenge you have when you run a socialist model in that persons with pre-existing conditions, not observed with the naked eye, can come through your borders with pathology that you don’t know about. (MK)
Full story in today’s DAILY NATION.