Does anyone know what Minister Jerome Walcott and Deputy Prime Minister have In Common?
Now you naughty people; we did not say that…we meant that the two are responsible for hosting two of the biggest parties during the Crop Over festival. All monies collected are advertised as being donated to various charities. We applaud these two important Ministers in our Cabinet and encourage others to do the same.
It is while discussing this issue last week with a source that they made a startling revelation. The Psychiatric Hospital which is known in the Bajan vernacular as “Jenkins” has not been able to to supply their patients with a balance diet because they have not been able to get vegetables. When BU get information, our practice is to cross check; we were flabbergasted to learn the reason why our mentally ill patients have to do without vegetables. It seems that the practice of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) to use their vehicles to transport the raw vegetables to the Psychiatric Hospital has been severely compromised. Many of the vans owned by the QEH have had to be removed from the road because the road taxes have not been paid. Our sources also whispered that they do take some chances driving at night.
BU tables the big question to our Minister of Health. Is he prepared to investigate this information which has come to light at the earliest opportunity? We hope that our mental patients would not have to suffer one more day; God knows that they are already suffering the stigma associated by entering the Psychiatric Hospital. Never have we thought that when Minister Elizabeth Thompson left that ministry, so many things would go from bad to worse. From our investigation, although our QEH is not at the bottom when compared to regional hospitials, by our high standards it is not where we want to be.