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MAJ, NAJ bosses are PNP apologists

Published:Friday | October 3, 2014 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: I have lost confidence in the leadership of the Medical Association of Jamaica (MAJ) and Nurses' Association of Jamaica. Their position on this chikungunya crisis is poor and shows that they, too, are guilty of very poor leadership. Why Jamaica salt suh, I don't know.

I listened to MAJ president, Dr Shane Alexis and Antoinette Patterson, president of the NAJ, recently, and it is obvious that both are apologists for the governing People's National Party (PNP). They would do better to submit their membership forms tomorrow and become party spokespersons.

It amazes me that, with the glaring failure of the minister of health, and the Government in general, about their handling of the chikungunya crisis and the literal falling apart of the entire health system, they are less than alarmed and find excuses for the Government.

As two organisations with direct interests in the health sector, their silence on the industry's terrible state and constantly providing the Government with a pillow to lay on are scandalous. It would do well for their members to rise up and put in their positions people who not only have the interests of members at heart, but that of the hard-working people of Jamaica.

CAROLINE MCKENZIE

ctmmckenzie@hotmail.com

St Jago Heights