KINGSTOWN, SVG (BreadFruit News) – A fighting Minister of Health is not backing down amidst calls for his resignation. Speaking last week at a ULP campaign event, the youthful Browne told his audience:
“The Ministry of Health, Wellness and the Environment will deal with the mosquitoes and the Unity Labour Party will fog out the NDP.”
“We would certainly not allow them to get into government because that will make our country sick and we have to protect the health of our nation and the health of our government.”
St. Vincent and the Grenadines is facing a double challenge in maintaining its success at managing the Coronavirus while stopping the recent outbreak in dengue fever.
He took timeout to thank health care officials who have seen an uptick in incidence of the dengue fever resulting in many persons presenting themselves at healthcare facilitation.
“At a time like this when our nation is dealing with an outbreak of dengue fever, I’d like to say a special word of thanks and gratitude to the insect vector control workers who are out there working in the field to keep our country safe.”
“I walked a day in their shoes, and it gave me a newfound respect for their job. I’ll also like to extend my appreciation to the health professionals, the nurses, doctors and everyone else who are putting in the extra effort required to deal with the increase demand for health services.”
Efforts to sensitise the public has increased, however other officials are adamant that in 2019, the Ministry has gone throughout the length and breadth of the country to inform the public of preventative action they can take.
This was emphasised by the third time candidate for East Kingstown.
“We all have a role to play, you could help do your part by helping to eradicate mosquito breeding sites and following the general guidance on this subject.”
Dengue fever has claimed six (6) lives with over 514 confirmed cases.