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MOH working on programme to relocate patients abandoned at hospitals

Published:Thursday | June 30, 2016 | 6:40 AM
Tufton notes that there are hundreds of homeless persons occupying beds in hospitals across the island.

The Ministry of Health is to embark on a project to relocate patients abandoned at health facilities to infirmaries.

Health Minister, Christopher Tufton, says the ministry is collaborating with the relevant agencies and Ministries of Government, including Local Government, which oversees infirmaries.

The health minister says the ministry is working to provide additional space within the infirmaries to take on these persons.

 

Health Minister, Dr Christopher Tufton

Tufton notes that there are hundreds of homeless persons occupying beds in hospitals across the island.

He says relocating these persons will free up much-needed beds in public health facilities.

Meanwhile, Tufton says the ministry is looking at long-term plans to minimise the problem.

 

Health Minister, Dr Christopher Tufton