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PM 'hopes' #DeadBabiesScandal will never be repeated

Published:Tuesday | October 27, 2015 | 10:47 PM
Simpson Miller ... I want to extend sympathies to members of the families and I hope that the Ministry of Health and the Minister will look at the present system and to see what needs to be done.

Eleven days after the #DeadBabiesScandal broke, Prime Minister today spoke publicly on the matter for the first time.

Simpson Miller made a 73-second intervention in Parliament after Opposition members bowled a series of questions to the Health Minister, Dr Fenton Ferguson.

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She said she "hopes" the minister puts measures in place to avoid a repeat of the scandal.

WHAT THE PRIME MINISTER SAID:
"Mr Speaker, I’m sure that all of us in this honourable House on both sides would have a feeling of sadness for what happened with the children and I hope that a system will be put in place that this will never happen again. I want to extend sympathies to members of the families and I hope that the Ministry of Health and the Minister will look at the present system and to see what needs to be done (so) that what happened will never ever happen again. Our children are our future and we have a responsibility to ensure the protection of our children and the future leaders of this country.
Thank you.”