Nursing Association questions credibility of PM’s COVID Committe report

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Nursing Association questions credibility of PM’s COVID Committe report

The credibility of the yet-to-be done report set to be produced by the committee set up by the Prime Minister to investigate the healthcare system has already been compromised.

So says the President of the Registered Nurses Association, Idi Stewart.

Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley announced on Saturday the establishment of a five-member team to investigate the factors contributing to the clinical outcomes of COVID-19 patients.

It followed calls by the Joint Trade Union Movement (JTUM) for a panel of independent experts to be appointed to assess the veracity of the statistics emanating from the state.

The team, he said, will provide a report at the end of the week, and the findings will be made public.

It will be chaired by Professor Terrence Seemungal, Dean of the Faculty of Medical Sciences at the University of the West Indies.

Speaking with Power 102 Digital’s News Power Now, Mr Stewart noted several issues which he said should be addressed if the report is to be taken seriously.

He began by noting his disappointment that no member of the labour sector was included.

Mr Stewart also raised concern with the lack of inclusion of nursing personnel on the committee.

He said comments by the Prime Minister regarding the outcome of the report brought the credibility of the report even further into question.