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Wia calls on the minister of to explain death at health institutions

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WIA CALLS ON HEALTH MINISTER TO EXPLAIN RECENT DEATHS AT MEDICAL INSTITUTIONS

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Wia calls on the minister of to explain death at health institutions

  1. 1. WOMEN IN ACTION (WIA) P.O. Box GM 626 Castries, ST. LUCIA, W.I. Fax: 758 456 0590 E-mail:womeninactioslu@gmail.com FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE President Edith Petra JeffreyNelson Tel: (758) 485 3088 WIA CALLS ON HEALTH MINISTER TO EXPLAIN RECENT DEATHS AT MEDICAL INSTITUTIONS Vice President Debra Charlemagne Tel: (758) 720 1604 CASTRIES, Saint Lucia – Monday, February 10, 2014 – Women in Action (WIA) calls on Ms. Alvina Reynolds, Minister of Health, Wellness, Human Services and Gender Relations to update the public on serious gaps in the Public Health Systems with regards to health and safety, medical procedures and technical competence of surgeons and other medical personnel. Secretary Catherine Sealys Tel: (758) 287 9785 Treasurer Cheryl Francis Tel: (758) 484 6446 PRO Nancy Charles Tel: (758) 721 5584 Welfare Officer Janeta Moncherry Tel: (758) 719 6674 Assistant Treasurer/Secretary/ PRO Eleanor Lily St. Jean Tel: (758) 384 6222 Mobilization Officer Laura Jn. Pierre Tel: (758) 284 6536 WIA understands a number of critical pieces of equipment have malfunctioned or are not functioning, which has resulted in casualties and other major health complications at the Gros Islet Polyclinic, Victoria and St. Jude Hospitals. There are serious concerns regarding the technical competence of surgeons at St. Jude Hospital. We understand a number of patients, specifically women, have succumbed to or suffered severe health complications during or after surgery. We wish to remind Minister Reynolds that she is the custodian of the institutions which delivers health care services to the citizens of Saint Lucia. WIA requests that a thorough investigation be carried out in the latest incidents and the results made public. - END -

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