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Don't rush hospital divestment

Published:Friday | July 17, 2015 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:

Congrats to Kevin K.O. Sangster on a well-written article titled 'Privatise Jamaica's hospitals' (Gleaner, July 15, 2015).

Someone needs to step up, take the financial bull by the horns, look at cash-flow projections, and assess the feasibility of such a privatisation. Given the current overall financial situation of the country, this idea may or may not be feasible, or could become

so expensive to the end users (patients) that the hospitals end up being reverted to public ownership.

We really need to look before we leap.

EVERARD CAMPBELL

ever1@eveready

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