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We need drastic action, Dr Tufton

Published:Thursday | March 24, 2016 | 3:08 AM
Tufton

THE EDITOR, Sir:

With health professionals being diagnosed and even killed by the H1N1 virus, what are we as ordinary Jamaicans to do? We are not certain of the efforts being taken to clear the environment of the threat of the flu. The people are afraid of the effects of the virus. If doctors are being killed by the virus, we are in a dire situation. We seem unable to defend ourselves.

Minister of Health Dr Christopher Tufton has to do something drastic to curb the current trend as it relates to the protection of the populace.

We need some directives as to how to handle the situation and know the symptoms of the disease. The country could do with more public forums to educate the people on how to protect themselves from the disease. We need more pamphlets to ensure that the common man is fully educated on the matter. We cannot continue to live in fear without getting a chance to protect ourselves. The duty of the government is to protect the people from issues like these.

We are not living in the stone age, and as such, we can be reached at public places like schools, hospitals and churches. There should be a very serious drive to eradicate this disease.

Paris Taylor

Greater Portmore

paristaylor82@hotmail.com