CSA not pleased with national response to Ebola

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CSA not pleased with national response to Ebola
Mary Isaac.
Mary Isaac.

President of the Civil Service Association (CSA) Mary Isaac is calling on the Ministry of Health to step up its response and training, when it comes to dealing with the Ebola virus.

Isaac said while reports suggests that St. Lucia has advanced its preparation in response to a possible Ebola threat, there are several workers at the island’s ports of entry, who have not received any training.

The CSA president said that the Ministry of Health should engage the general public on its plans and not just say to the public that plans are in place, but they must be able to show the populace what is being done.

“I have met with some of my members and they have been telling us they have not been trained to do anything, they’ve only been told about plans. It has to move from a conversation to action now,” she said.

Isaac noted that it is important at this stage to get the public’s confidence and preparing everyone who has the possibility of coming into contact with any possible case of Ebola.

According to her, the Ministry of Health should also allow the media to witness some of the training that is being talked about, so that they can report it to the general public.

“The nurses at the stations do not have the proper equipment. We need to do our own demonstrations like the rest of the world. We do not have the proper gear (suit),” she stressed.

Isaac opined that the national response to Ebola leaves much to be desired.

Senator Dr. Stephen King has also expressed similar sentiments, stating that the island needs to step-up response efforts.

Parliament is scheduled to receive a report from the Ministry of Health on St Lucia’s response to the Ebola threat, on Thursday.

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  1. She needs to chill and stop playing politics in st lucia knowing the world economic crisis going on, If She travels to see and no of other islands where people are hurting she needs to just chill except she is a mouthpiece for chastenet and company. why doesn't she give her people some answers about other islans that are feeling the pinch such as Antigua and their 18 percent vat, Barbados with 17.5 percent Dominica with 18 percent, How about grenada, St Vincent, St kitts the virgin islands, US as well as british, St Maarten Anguilla compare to St Lucia and see whether this government doesn't fare well

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  2. all this panic is whats making it worse , Mary as PRESIDENT should be more calmer than giving in to FEARBOLA as well .

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  3. We fail to realize that there is NOTHING MUCH that can be done . The "ban" was a dumb idea , people can always sneak in or lie , there is not much we can prepare for . There are slim chances of people directly from these areas entering St.Lucia without be screened , There are medical personnel on all ports of entry checking people out , looking for signs , what does Mary want again ?? Countries more advanced and virus prepared than us cannot contain it what makes you think our poor economically declined country can do . Sometimes I just think some people just want to be in the spotlight .... maybe she should suggest something ? soon she'll want suits for her public servants ? smh

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  4. Oh shut up Mary, You must find something to complain about right? The government will never do anything to please you so you are non entity moving on

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  5. Darn it! Why is it that the greatest concern about this dreadful is almost always coming from the women in leadership positions.

    It is remarkably strange that the males in leadership or vying for leadership positions have totally lost their way.

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