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Opposition says country health system on verge of collapse

by July 3rd, 2014

Opposition Spokesman on Health, Dr. Ken Baugh says the country’s health delivery system is on the verge of collapse.Speaking during the Sectoral Debate in Parliament this afternoon (July 2), Dr. Baugh said the current austerity programme has placed a great burden on ordinary Jamaicans, resulting in their inability to afford the most basic of needs.Dr. Baugh referred to the industrial action taken by medical staff, just last week, due to the cutting of overtime pay by up to 50%.He acknowledged that the government moved quickly to quell the dispute.

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