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Medical Doctors Association and Harvey bury hatchet

Published:Tuesday | May 5, 2015 | 1:06 PM
Dr Kevin Harvey.

President of the Jamaica Medical Doctors Association (JMDA) says there is no animosity between himself and Permanent Secretary in the Health Ministry, Dr Kevin Harvey.

In a release this morning, the JMDA president said he has no personal issues with Dr Harvey and his comments should not be seen as evidence of a rift.

However, Dawes says the association is of the view that because the problems are systemic and not confined to a particular region, the MOH has to bear the responsibility for addressing these problems.

The JMDA president said following his meeting with Harvey the two have decided to move forward with a view to improving the delivery of health care.

Harvey says the association is willing to work with the Health Ministry to have its concerns addressed.

He says the association could possibly return to the taskforce set up to review the working arrangements provided it is fair and balanced and views and proposals are considered.