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HEATHER-LYNN EVANSON, [email protected]

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THE MINISTRY of Health is moving to stamp out the recent upsurge in violence against workers at its polyclinics.

And Minister of Health John Boyce says current measures have borne fruit.

He was speaking at the opening of a World Health Day expo, organised by the Lions Clubs of Barbados in Heroes Square yesterday morning.

Addressing an audience that included the Pan American Health Organisation/World Health Organisation (PAHO/WHO) representative for Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean Dr Godfrey Xuereb, Zone Chairperson Lion Alison Bishop, general manager of the Barbados Workers’ Union Cooperative Credit Union Ltd Corinne Clarke, representatives of the various Lions clubs around the island and members of the public, Minister Boyce said it was regrettable that a “small minority” appear to be taking the services of the island’s nine polyclinics and the Queen Elizabeth Hospital for granted and sought “to threaten and disrespect our health  care workers”. (HLE)

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