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People stealing from Harrison Point


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People stealing from Harrison Point
Beds, ventilators and dialysis machines in the primary isolation room which is used for the sickest patients at Harrison’s Point. (FILE)

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People are stealing from the Harrison Point Isolation Facility in St Lucy.

Head of isolation facilities, Dr Corey Forde, said pillows, sheets, kettles, “you name it” and most recently, a PlayStation were stolen.

He said since more patients were coming to the facility, theft had become a problem.

People were not looking out for fellow Barbadians and visitors who came in after them because they were taking away a comfort, but these things also had to be replaced, either by donations or from the taxpayers’ purse, he noted.

“It is hard for me to say that because I don’t want people not to donate because they think something will be stolen,” Forde said.

Measures are being put in place to combat the practice.  (SAT)

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