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Cut elitism, BAMP told

Carlos Atwell

Cut elitism, BAMP told

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People’s Empowerment Party (PEP) leader David Comissiong is warning the Barbados Association of Medical Practitioners (BAMP) its actions are counterintuitive to regional integration.
“BAMP has adopted a very unconstructive, narrow-minded concept of what the profession of medicine is all about,” he said yesterday during a farewell ceremony for four young Barbadians set to study medicine in Cuba. It was held at the Cuban Embassy, Erdiston Drive, St Michael.
Comissiong, who is also president of the Clement Payne Movement, said the local medical association was guilty of attempting to foster an elitist group of medical professionals.
“It is clear to anybody with any common sense that the real motivation behind some of the statements that recently emanated from president of BAMP [Dr Carlos Chase] is to keep the medical profession as some narrow, monopolistic institution where numbers are kept down and doctors in Barbados continue to occupy these privileged positions to make enormous sums of money every year,” he said.
Read the full story in today’s WEEKEND NATION.