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Peeved parents

Tim Slinger

Peeved parents

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He broke down and cried.

And he called on other parents to join him in filing a High Court injunction against the Ministry of Health’s plan to set up the proposed Ebola isolation centre next to the Ursuline Convent schools at Collymore Rock, St Michael.

That was the cry of one of the 400-odd parents who loudly and boldly voiced their concerns about Government’s proposal for the Ebola centre at the Enmore Clinic, just a stone’s throw away from the compound of the St Angela’s and St Ursula’s schools.

”If it means I have to spend my last cent, I’m going to see my lawyer and bring an injunction against this,” the parent said to thunderous applause last night at the school’s hall, where parents met with senior Ministry of Health officials headed by Permanent Secretary Tennyson Springer and including Chief Medical Officer Dr Joy St John and infectious disease specialist Dr Corey Forde.

In an emotionally charged atmosphere, parents accused health officials of not taking into account the risks the centre posed to the children attending the school.

Please read the full story in today’s WEEKEND NATION, or in the eNATION edition.