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Paulwell highlights need for emergency responders at Parliament building

Published:Wednesday | July 6, 2016 | 7:41 AM

Leader of opposition business in the House of Representatives, Phillip Paulwell, is raising concern about the lack of emergency medical personnel at the Parliament.

Paulwell raised the concern after a member of the public suffered a seizure while Attorney General Marlene Malahoo Forte was making her contribution to the Sectoral Debate, yesterday.

At least five medical doctors from the chamber rushed upstairs to the gallery to attend to the visitor, and the sitting was adjourned for 10 minutes.

The doctors who assisted the visitor included Dayton Campbell, Horace Chang, Morais Guy, Wykeham McNeill and Lynvale Bloomfield.

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The visitor, who is from Malahoo Forte’s constituency, was subsequently rushed to hospital in an ambulance.

Paulwell said the incident highlighted the need for emergency responders at the Parliament.

 

Leader of opposition business in the House of Representatives, Phillip Paulwell.