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MP Vaz: No one held accountable for babies' deaths, shameful

Published:Monday | October 26, 2015 | 10:42 PM
Daryl Vaz says nothing has changed since the deaths and it appears to be business as usual at the health ministry.

Two-term Member of Parliament, Daryl Vaz, says it is shameful that no one at the health ministry has been held accountable for the deaths of several babies at two hospitals.

Vaz was speaking in his West Portland constituency last night where he launched a scathing attack on the ruling People’s National Party for its handling of the deaths of 18 babies at the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI) and Cornwall Regional Hospital.

According to Vaz, nothing has changed since the deaths and it appears to be business as usual at the health ministry.

He argues that no one has been fired despite a report to the UHWI’s chairman indicating that the Chief Medical Officer, Dr Marion Bullock-Ducasse, took about three weeks to respond to the advisory of an outbreak from the hospital.

 

Member of Parliament for West Portland, Daryl Vaz

Vaz used last night’s meeting to kick off his campaign for re-election.

He is seeking a third term as MP.