Duke calls on Minister of Health “To Do the Right Thing”

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President of the Public Services Association (PSA) Watson Duke, in a Facebook live yesterday, exposed government ministries that were negligent in the health and safety of their staff, since the rapid upsurge of the Covid-19 virus. This followed countless complaints the Association received from public service employees.

In his social media live, Duke specifically called on Minister Of Health, Terrence Deyalsingh, to do the right thing and protect all employees under his ministry. Whilst there were several complaints issued against the Ministry of Health, one complaint sent to the PSA reads as follows:

“Good morning to all, there has been cases at the Ministry of Health and everyone is keeping it quiet. There was a primary contact of a COVID-19 patient who tested positive and that person was in contact with other staff members of that particular unit. When she found out persons from that unit called for advise on how to treat with the matter, an email was sent to the DHR and no response was given up to about 1pm yesterday. Ministry of Health is not even checking temperature of staff neither visitors when entering the building. Necessary precautions needs to be taken to help prevent the spread. Employees at NADAPP building is at risk because there is no proper security in place not even a sink for visitors to wash their hand, not proper sanitizing station. Safety at this location is a big problem.”