Jamaica News, April 18, 2018 – Dr. Christopher Tufton Says the Government Has Nothing to Hide
Montego Bay, Jamaica (McKoy’s News) – Minister of Health, Dr. Christopher Tufton on Tuesday afternoon, told members of the public and media personnel that the government has nothing to hide where Cornwall Regional hospital is concern. The Health Minister was speaking during a joint tour between himself and members of the opposition People’s National Party, at the hospital building on Tuesday.
According to the health minister he welcomes the gesture by Hon Dr. Peter Phillips and his team, relating to their concern of the happenings at the Cornwall Regional Hospital. He further pointed out that the hospital is now 95% evacuated and he will now be launching out at solving the problem which has been plaguing the facility for the past years.
In the year 2017, recommendations were made by the Minister of Health, Dr Christopher Tufton for the main building at the Cornwall Regional Hospital to be evacuated due to noxious fumes from the hospital’s ventilation system and mold infestation in the building’s structure.
Dr Christopher Tufton voice clip
All wards and clinics at the facility were relocated elsewhere, except the Dialysis Unit. It has now been brought to light, that the Unit has developed the said challenges like the other Wards which were relocated.
It has been reported that on Friday April 6, a nurse at the Unit had to be relocated after she reacted with the said symptoms of rash and severe itching.
The Health Minister pointed out that the problem is a national issue and nothing personal, therefore, the government welcomes the voice of the opposition.
Dr Peter Phillips along with Wycon McNeil, former Minister of Tourism and other PNP officials toured sections of the Cornwall Regional Hospital and spoke to a number of employees.