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Audley Shaw says sorry

Published:Monday | November 9, 2015 | 12:00 AM
Jamaica Labour Party Spokesman on Finance Audley Shaw at a political meeting in Spanish Town St Catherine yesterday.

Jamaica Labour Party Spokesman on Finance Audley Shaw has acknowledged that he erred last week when he told supporters that a Health Ministry audit team had reported from as far back as August that there was an infectious outbreak in the neonatal unit of the Cornwall Regional Hospital.

Speaking in May Pen last Sunday, Shaw said excerpts of the then yet-to-be-released audit suggested that there was an outbreak in July when the team arrived at the western Jamaica hospital.

However, the audit, released on Friday, does not support Shaw’s claim.

The report states that the audit team started working at the hospital on May 28, which would have been more than a month before the first reported case of infection in July.

Last evening, Shaw appeared before Labourites at a mass rally in Spanish Town, St Catherine to say sorry, explaining that he was misinformed.