Member of Parliament for Fyzabad Dr. Lackram Bodoe has hit out at the government for not providing employment for young doctors, who he say has now been forced to do odd jobs to survive.
Bodoe said :”This is the only country in the world where you have patients waiting long hours for a bed and to see doctors, while you have a brand new hospital with state of the art medical equipment gathering dust. While this is happening young qualified doctors are pumping gas, working in supermarkets and doing other odd jobs, instead of treating our sick and ailing citizens.
“We have a brand new hospital in Couva, thanks to the visionary leadership of our then Prime Minister Kamla Persad Bissessar. A brand new hospital that they only have to turn the key and put people to work.”
The medical practitioner also took a shot at minister of Health Terrance Deyalsingh said : “The minister of Health believes that healthcare is about PR Stunts, photo opportunities and insulting Opposition members in Parliament. He claims to have reduced maternal and child mortality rates. The rates are good and I am happy for that but it has nothing to do with him. The population is now experiencing the benefits of measures that were mandated by former Prime Minister Bissessar and implemented under the guidance of Fuad Khan.
“However every Sunday morning you see him rushing to kiss babies and hug up mothers and claiming credit for these improvements. He takes credit for everything that happens but when a roof collapsed in Mt Hope Women’s Hospital, damaging a nurse, he decided to blame everyone else.”