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Doctors Call On Grenada’s Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell To Retract Statements Calling Them Thieves

Re: Statement From The Grenada Junior Doctors Association With Regards To Statement Made By Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell On 27.09.18

In response to the recent statements made by the Prime Minister,  Dr. Keith Mitchell, in which he claimed that healthcare personnel and support staff are incompetent and have been stealing hospital supplies and meat produce meant for hospitalized patients; the Grenada Junior Doctors Assocition is promptly issuing a true indication of the situation.

We are profoundly aggrieved by the slanderous claims made by the Nations leader that smears all staff as dishonest and incompetent. Physicians and nurses do not have access to the hospital food supply no more than do orderlies  or security staff. We believe that these words cast contempt on individuals who spend a large portion of their time and personal funds sacrificing and labouring for the fellow humans in often discouraging circumstances.

In addition, we are all fully trained and have undergone rigorous medical training in diverse renowned institutions. More importantly  despite being faced with severe resource deficiencies we continue to achieve positive outcomes with regards to patient care.

These statements made, encourage the public to disrespect and belittle professionals  who go beyond the call of duty to ensure the well being of their fellow Grenadians. The disrespect  exemplified by the so leading public figure will be reflected in the attitude of those with whom we interact in the Emergency Department and the wards.

We hereby clear ourselves of these unfair accusations and appeal to our leader to retract his derogatory statements.

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