SLP expresses outrage at PM’s heartless comment on death of dialysis patient

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Prime Minster Allen Chastanet. * File photo

(PRESS RELEASE VIA SNO) – The Saint Lucia Labour Party is appalled at the response of the Prime Minister to the death of a patient Curtis Marius who died undergoing dialysis at the Owen King EU hospital.

In response to questions by the media on the death of Mr. Marius, the Prime Minister said quote:

“Do you think that people have not died on dialysis previously?”

The Prime Minister’s response displayed a sustained insensitivity and callousness in dealing with issues of human and personal suffering of the people of Saint Lucia. That instead of showing empathy he demonstrated continued disdain and ‘coldness at heart’ to the death.

The Saint Lucia Labour Party reaffirms that the government must take the transitioning of the Owen King EU Hospital seriously and expedite the process so that the people of Saint Lucia can benefit from a complete Owen King EU Hospital with all required services.

While issues relating to medicine have been opined on by the medical professionals, we continue to be concerned that the government policies in the healthcare sector are not for the benefit of Saint Lucians but for the profit objectives of foreign firms.

The SLP urges the government not to privatize our hospitals and to return to consultations with the professionals to implement the options already explained for completing St. Jude, returning to the system of Universal Healthcare and transitioning to the Owen King EU Hospital in the quickest possible time.

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22 comments

  1. Our tunnel vision, the vision explicit and implicit in our education policy for our young population is a conduit and an enabler of crime and depression. The gangs and drug abusers with their greed for five cars and five women, that this has encouraged tell the tale. The ghettos that have been created vomit the carcasses of their victims on nearly a weekly basis.

    No self-respecting person with any claims to social consciousness can wilfully condemn 90 to 95 percent of this country's population to a subservient existence to capitalist investors in the hotel sector and be allowed to sleep with an easy conscience.

    SLP please don't hurry to jump to conclusions here. You had ten freaking years to make a difference. You didn't. To date, nobody in the SLP understands or appreciates, or has even attempted to articulate the importance of differentiation and the multiple skill development of our national workforce. Just nobody.

    SLP may be good at only picking "low hanging fruit". But "they are sans depth. Sans skill. Sans everthing". The so-called "insult" regarding the dialysis machines represents just another example of one such.

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  2. the SLP commenting about every word that comes out of the Prime ministers mouth.he say a cock will lay an egg and they bray about it, the prime minister say don't you think that people have not died on a dialysis machine before they bray about that too .anything to gain momentum i guess as Pip said .but in my opinion , on their current track the Saint Lucia Labor Party is doomed to fail this next election.mark my words.The majority of us can see right through you

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  3. WHAT A MISTAKE YOU JACKASSES. Electing a man who is NOT like you as leader and allowing him to rule over you all. The PM is a co-shoun blanc, he doesn't care about you all or your types. YOU HAVE TO KNOW THESE PEOPLE AND THEIR TYPES. In fact all you worth SHOOTING for that mistake. Open all you eyes and seen what is happen. He who have eyes to see, let him see; and he who have ears to hear, let him hear.

    Your forefathers made the mistake of falling away from YA; and worshiping other false gods. May you all make other catastrophic similar mistakes????!!! Answer me. Have you all not learned from the lessons of our HISTORY.

    In days gone by we cut off the head of the snake. Hebrew sons and daughters - know who you are; when YA was with you, you always won your battles. Following the ways of foreigners was the start of our BIG sin!

    Lets cleanse ourselves of foreign elements and chart our own course back to YA. Do what needs to get done before is too, too late!

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  4. The fact is if the Dialysis unit (OKEU)was closer to the support services(Victoria)that man may still be alive to day.

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  5. It is such a shame that with almost every word/statement said by the PM it's used against him. Isnt he HUMAN?. Before them you guys were in 'power' What did you guys do?. Stop spreading useless, petty , twisted thoughts to corrupt the people. Am tired of reading nonsense. Go and walk in your constituency and see what needs to be done, let me hear your voice for the people and let the UWP aim towards bettering the country.

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  6. anything to stay current pip (people In Poverty ) what is callous and heartless about the statement people die every day didn't people die under your 15 year at the wheel what did you do then to improve the health service pip stop beating your trap uselessly

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  7. At the last party meeting I warned you Mr Pierre that we should stop releasing anything about health care which will cost us in the long run, look at the comments. Make your bed and lay in it, convention coming soon.

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    • Sugar, who you think you fooling by that comment. So you tell yourself that this is a bright move because everybody else stupid to believe that you made that comment at a formal party meeting and will repeat here under a hidden name. Further, how bright are you to suggest that a party, any party, should determine policy or action by what a handful of people write. That's how you made decisions in life?

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  8. This PM will go down as the WORSE in Caribbean history. #shame

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    • You are so full of --IT. Their term is not up yet. And the mess that that country buck left still stinks in the air to high heaven. Don't let the GDP parked on four wheels by the big homes fool you. That is a lot of drug and gun money that is running around on four wheels. Also, the number of females hanging on in them will not have bodies that will be paid for, too many years from now. Their bodies are just show or clothes bodies, with empty uneducated heads.

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  9. Not a too bright PM!

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  10. Come in ALP stop trying to politicize a death. That is cheap political points. We are getting tired of you and the propoganda

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  11. He don't care bout poor people. He just like Trump daily crap comes out of his mouth. I am not suprise

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  12. THE SLP REALLY DESPERATE. THATS A STATEMENT

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  13. Enter ACT 1:

    --> St. Lucian patient dies on dialysis due to gross negligence by public authorities.

    --> St. Lucian doctors express outrage and demand better facilities.

    --> St. Lucian public denounce the doctors! "Aye, why is only now yuh talking?!? Yuh jus doe like my PM"

    Enter ACT 2

    --> St. Lucian minority demands answers.

    --> St. Lucian PM responds "Aye but hear dis nah...ent people die on dialysis all de time? Wha wrong wid it?"

    --> St. Lucian Opposition expresses outrage at PM statements.

    --> St. Lucian public express outrage at the opposition expressing outrage at the PM "Aye, doe papishow my PM, he ah nice white man. Me like he."

    END ACT 2.
    END PLAY "Lucian Lyfe"

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    • ENTER ACT 3: SALOP- the fact that Lucians see thru u all SLP TRICKS have you 4---CUCOO!!

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      • Sir, are you implying that the dialysis patient who died due to horrendous medical standards in Saint Lucia was fake news?

        Maybe its time to stop politicizing the country's issues and recognize there some unacceptable things exist in our society. When people start dying due to lack of proper healthcare purely to accommodate political maneuvering, a line gets crossed.

        When are you gonna put YOUR foot down, Tighten your fists, look your politicians in the eye and say enough is enough?

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  14. Mr Chastanet has not said a thing out of proportion,people die every day regardless. He is no hypocrite, he says it how he sees it. Whats wrong with what he said. I personally don,t support any party.I am not political.I say it the way I see it. An ex cop with no support from any party.Slp hacks should get off the PM,s back and let him do his job.You guys were in power for so long and did,nt do didle squat.So shut up and stop commenting on every little thing.

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  15. Tell me where was SLP with those bright ideas for healthcare when they were in power? I guess they were too busy being destructive in every way possible in the roles they were given. Gosh, SLP take it from me; dont waste your breath, the mantle has already passed on and rightly so. you all are a waste of space. good for talk and not substance. good riddance!

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  16. I DONT THINK THE PM RESPONSE TO THE PATIENT DYING AT OKEU ,WAS MEANT TO SOUND CALLOUS AND WITHOUT FEELING.I THINK THE SLP CANT WAIT TO TAKE EVERYTHING THE PM SAYS AND GIVE IT THEIR OWN TWIST SO AS TO MAKE THE PM LOOK BAD.HAVE THEY INVESTIGATED THE CIRCUMSTANCES THAT LED TO MR.MARIUS DEATH?AND WHAT OTHER MEDICAL COMPLICATIONS COULD'VE LED TO HIS DEATH.
    IN MY OPINION ITS THE LABOUR PARTY THAT IS HEARTLESS AND ARE HAPPY TO HEAR THAT SOMEONE DIED WHILST IN DIALYSIS ,SO THEY CAN USE IT AS A POLITICAL TOOL FOR THEIR MALICE.

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    • you're an idiot why do you keep blaming a party it should be the individuals. TROPICAL TRUMP IS THE MOST IGNORANT WHITE PERSON IN THE CARIBBEAN. GET TO KNOW YOUR HISTORY HE IS NOT ONE OF US JUST ANOTHER WHITE FOOL TAKING BLACK PEOPLE FOR A RIDE OF THEIR LIVES. HE IS DOING WHAT ALL WHITE PEOPLE HAVE BEEN DOING FOR THE PAST 1000 YEARS.

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