Dalley admits Cornwall Regional's AC unit issue was brought to his attention
The Opposition spokesman on health Horace Dalley has admitted that the problematic air conditioning (AC) unit that has caused major disruptions in health services at the Cornwall Regional Hospital was brought to his attention when he was portfolio minister in 2007.
The Gleaner today reported that in 2007, Dr Ruth Potopsingh, then Group Managing Director of the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica, wrote to the health ministry seeking additional funds to overhaul and replace the central AC unit at the Cornwall Regional Hospital.
However, Dalley says it does not matter if the issue has spanned several administrations adding that it is the present health minister's job to address the crisis.
Dalley, speaking with The Gleaner Power 106 News Centre today, said he was not sure what action was taken at the time the ventilation issues were reported to his ministry.
However, he says the Government should be pressured to speedily rectify the issue.