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Docs: Ban travel

Sanka Price

Docs: Ban travel

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Resite the isolation centre and ban all travel to and from West Africa where the Ebola epidemic is rampant.

Those are two things the Barbados Association of Medical Practitioners (BAMP) wants to see done here as part of the effective management of Barbados’ response to the Ebola crisis.

In a communiqué to its membership, BAMP slammed the decision to build the isolation unit next to a school, in a densely populated district, and on a compound which has a paediatric and ear, nose and throat outpatient clinics, along with the human resources department of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH).

BAMP said it was concerned that “the open access and outright bad location of the current isolation centre where anyone can walk in” needed to be re-examined. It suggested alternative locations shuch as the abandoned St Joseph Hospital, St Ann’s Fort or a hospital ship.

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