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Doctors could be stealing supplies from the public system for private use

Published:Monday | May 4, 2015 | 5:00 PM
Dawes ... denounces the practice of theft and says his association will not represent anyone who is guilty of the offence.

President of the Jamaica Medical Doctors Association (JMDA), Dr. Alfred Dawes has admitted that some members of the medical profession could be stealing supplies from the public health system for use in their private practices.

Last week the JMDA shocked the nation, when it outlined some of the glaring deficiencies in the public health system.

According to the association, doctors have had to wear garbage bags in operating rooms to protect themselves because of an absence of supplies.

These allegations have been countered with accusations of theft by doctors.

Dawes, who was speaking on Power 106FM’s Cliff Hughes Online, said the allegation has been made before.

However, he says no one knows the extent of the problem as no audit has been done.

 

President of the JMDA, Dr. Alfred Dawes

The JMDA president is denouncing the practice of theft and says his association will not represent anyone who is guilty of the offence.