Major Health Sector Crisis Looms; Doctors Say No Confidence in Permanent Secretary

The conflict between Jamaica Medical Doctors Association and the Ministry of Health has taken a dramatic turn.

Today, the JMDA said it had lost confidence in the Permanent Secretary in the Health Ministry, Dr Kevin Harvey.

The President of the JMDA Dr. Alfred Dawes, says the association has lost confidence in the PS over what it calls his ‘misleading statements’ over the implementation of a new shift system in the health services.

The JMDA has taken issue with statements attributed to Dr Harvey in the Jamaica Observer that the government was not implementing a shift system, but was instead exploring the possibility of one.

Dr. Dawes says that was not his impression and his association would no longer sit with the PS.

Dr. Alfred Dawes President of the Jamaica Medical Doctors Association.

Our news centre was unable to reach the Permanent Secretary, Dr Harvey, for comment.

MEANWHILE, the JMDA says it supports a shift system, but under certain conditions.




One thought on “Major Health Sector Crisis Looms; Doctors Say No Confidence in Permanent Secretary

  1. Bobby Sharpe

    Implement the shift system Kevin…Jamaica belongs to JAMAICANS…not the JMDA…!!! Doctoral Corruption MUST go…The bags of bogus overtime money has to be addressed…

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