Security systems involving the police and the Barbados Defence Force have been put in place at the Brandford Taitt Polyclinic, in the wake of two incidents which left staff feeling threatened and unsafe.
Officials at the Ministry of Health held an emergency meeting on Thursday night to discuss and implement the security measures following an urgent request from staff for heightened security at the Black Rock institution.
A source told the SUNDAY SUN that men, who were referred to as “bad boys”, had caused a disturbance at the polyclinic on two separate occasions recently, resulting in staff expressing fears for their safety.
The source said the men became so verbally abusive, that staff retreated and later had to be counselled, with one nurse even falling ill.
As a result staff asked the ministry to install additional lighting and security, given that the clinic opens until 7 p.m. (MB)
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