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Protect vulnerable, says Walters


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Protect vulnerable, says Walters
First vice president of the Democratic Labour Party Ryan Walters. (FILE)

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The vulnerable people in society have to be protected, says Democratic Labour Party spokesperson on health, Ryan Walters.

And he is suggesting that the Ministry of Health and Wellness implements a comprehensive and consistent testing and monitoring programme for all health care officials within the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Geriatric Hospital and private elderly care facilities.

He has also suggested that greater use of technology or telemedicine be implemented to allow patients to communicate with their doctors during the pandemic and staying safe.

Those were some the suggestions Walters, the party’s first vice president, made during an online discussion titled COVID-19 Time to Reset which was held on Sunday evening and streamed via Facebook.

For his colleague Andre Worrell, the party’s second vice president and spokesperson on agriculture and the environment, more must be done this year to bring more lands back into production.

He suggested offering farmers subsidies upfront – which is currently not being done – to increase production. Farmers should also benefit from rebates after they were impacted by the drought earlier in the year and later heavy rainfall, which could lead to a positive turn around in the sector. (GBM)