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Decaying corpses at hospital concern Opposition

Published:Friday | August 12, 2011 | 3:52 PM

The Opposition has called for the health minister to investigate cases of decaying bodies at the Kingston Public Hospital (KPH).

In addition, the Opposition People’s National Party (PNP) has also called for the public defender to pursue justice on behalf of the families of the deceased.

The PNP said it is shocked to discover that the body of Robert Drummond, who passed away last week, was taken to the KPH where it decayed.

“Even more shocking are the three additional decaying bodies, which were stumbled upon in the search for Mr Drummond,” the PNP said.

Dr Fenton Ferguson, opposition spokesman on health, claims these cases confirm that the quality of the health care system is declining.

“In the past, the Opposition spoke to the postponement of operations as a result of absence of anesthetic and inadequate monitoring equipment; three of four elevators out of use; invasion by gunmen; shortage of pharmacists; shortage and poor storage of pharmaceuticals and the long waiting time for orthopedic surgery much of which was confirmed by the latest Auditor General’s Report,” Ferguson said.

The opposition spokesman also noted that the Opposition has warned about the deterioration of the healthcare system and the problems that the KPH, a teaching institution, faces.