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PM: Major overhaul for the QEH


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PM: Major overhaul for the QEH

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Barbados’ health care system has to be brought fully into the 21st century and it must be “allowed to cater to the needs of ordinary Barbadians “who may not have the money to go to private clinics, but have been paying taxes and fees “for a long time”.

Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley made that assertion yesterday during the Estimates Debate.

“We are aware that for the most part that a lot of the equipment at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) had been aged [and] has not been replaced for a long time,” she said.

 The QEH’s executive chairman Juliette Bynoe-Sutherland reported that two new autoclaves and a water treatment plant, vital to performing surgeries, had been purchased.

Mottley said in spite of being in an economic adjustment programme, Government had determined it would make “a sum of money” available to the Ministry of Health to purchase equipment. (GBM)

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