Green Blasts Ferguson


Health Minister, Dr. Fenton Ferguson and the Chairman of the Southern Regional Health Authority, Michael Stewart, are facing criticism this afternoon about conditions at the Black River Hospital in St. Elizabeth.

JLP Caretaker for South West St. Elizabeth, Floyd Green, is accusing both men of turning a blind eye while patients are suffering from increasingly grave conditions at the hospital.

Green, who’s an attorney-at-law, say what patients and staff are being subjected to at the institution is appalling.

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Mr. Green is chastising Health Minister, Dr. Fenton Ferguson.

He says it cannot be that Dr. Fenton Ferguson and those in administration are unaware of the plight of patients and staff at the Black River Hospital.

The JLP constituency caretaker is also accusing Michael Stewart of falling asleep on the job.

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Mr. Green says staff at the hospital who are pressing on despite poor conditions are deserving of high praise.

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