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Medical Association of Jamaica making submissions on health sector problems

Published:Tuesday | December 1, 2015 | 9:52 AM

The Medical Association of Jamaica (MAJ) says it has submitted to Health Minister, Horace Dalley, its views on how to address the problems affecting Jamaica's ailing health sector. 

The submissions follow Dalley's invitation weeks after an initially suppressed health facilities audit pointed to weaknesses in the sector and substandard operations in hospitals. 

MAJ president, Dr Myrton Smith told The Gleaner/Power 106 News Centre that a recent meeting with Dalley was productive. 


Last week, Dalley issued a public invitation to all stakeholders in the health sector to meet with him about problems in the industry and proposed solutions. 

Dalley took over from the embattled Dr Fenton Ferguson who was shuffled out of the ministry over the handling of the dead babies scandal and the subsequent public outrage.

Former president of the Jamaica Medical Doctors' Association, Dr Alfred Dawes, who exposed the problems in the health sector, has called for the separation of politics from the administration of the sector.