The Opposition People’s National Party, PNP, is calling on Prime Minister Andrew Holness to immediately appoint a Commission of Enquiry into the circumstances surrounding Jodian Fearon’s death. 

The young lady died under controversial circumstances, on the weekend, after reportedly being denied admission to at least two public hospitals.

She eventually delivered her baby at the Spanish Town Hospital in St Catherine. 

In a statement today, Opposition Leader, Dr Peter Phillips, says an independent inquiry is necessary to remove any appearance of a conflict of interest in the pursuit of the facts.

He says this should be separate from the report from the South East Regional Health Authority.

Dr Peter Phillips, Opposition Leader. 

He says many institutions mandated to provide healthcare failed to assist Ms Fearon in a critical time. 

Dr Phillips says only a comprehensive, independent report would help to restore full confidence in the governance arrangements of the public health system.

He says the incident has implications beyond Jamaica’s borders and should not be taken lightly.

It’s why the party says it’s expecting swift action from the Prime Minister. 

And, PNP General Secretary, Julian Robinson says there is precedent for such an inquiry. 

And he says it should be made public. 

He’s also expressing condolences to Ms Fearon’s family and friends. 

Julian Robinson, PNP General Secretary, speaking this afternoon with Nationwide News.