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Mia calls for forum on QEH

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STATING THAT HEALTH CARE was too important a national issue for political grandstanding, Opposition Leader Mia Mottley appealed to Prime Minister Freundel Stuart to hold a national consultation to address the financial challenges of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) to come up with a sustainable solution.

Mottley made the call at a Press conference in the Opposition’s offices in Parliament Buildings minutes after she and eight other Barbados Labour Party (BLP) parliamentarians walked out of the House of Assembly at 10:35 a.m. yesterday.

Their action followed the dismissal of their motion to debate the crisis at the QEH as a matter of urgent public attention by Speaker Michael Carrington.

That motion was tabled last Friday afternoon following the meeting of the Barbados Association of Medical Practitioners and the Junior Doctors Association where they instructed members to deal with only emergency cases to preserve supplies for the most severely ill as shortages at the QEH had reached a critical level.

Please read the full story in today’s Midweek Nation, or in the eNATION edition.

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