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Ferguson urges J’cans to protect health-care workers

Published:Saturday | February 21, 2015 | 1:59 PM

Health Minister Dr Fenton Ferguson has condemned the reported attack on a female doctor at the Linstead Hospital, in St Catherine on Tuesday.

It’s reported that the doctor was carrying out her duties in the hospital’s emergency room when she was shoved and verbally abused by the mother of a young child that was brought there for treatment.

The Linstead Police are probing the allegations.

Dr Ferguson says the time has come for all Jamaicans to speak out against this kind of behaviour towards health workers.

He urged Jamaicans to become more vigilant in ensuring that health care workers are allowed to perform their duties in a safe and comfortable atmosphere.