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Opposition against rationalising regional health authorities

Published:Thursday | June 1, 2017 | 12:00 AMEdmond Campbell

Opposition spokesman on Health Horace Dalley has cautioned the Government against rationalising the four regional health authorities (RHAs).

Dalley says the opposition would resist such a move.

In his contribution to the Sectoral Debate in Parliament, Dalley said a return to re-centralisation is not the way to go.

The opposition spokesman says the opposition will not stand by and allow the Government to abolish regional health authorities and lay off the workers.

He urged the Government to fix the problems bedevilling the regional health authorities.

 Health Minister, Dr Christopher Tufton, had indicated that the government was considering plans to overhaul the regional health authorities this year.

Tufton had suggested that there would be the need for consolidation of the regions through shared services or the possible merger of the health authorities.