PRESS RELEASE – The women’s arm of the United Workers’ Party, Women In Action (WIA), calls for the immediate resignation of Minister of Health, Wellness, Human Services and Gender Relations, Alvina Bertrame Reynolds, and Minister of Legal Affairs, Home Affairs and Internal Security, Senator Victor Philip La Corbiniere.
Under Minister Reynolds’ watch there have been serious breaches and gaps in the public health systems with regards to health and safety, medical procedures and questions have been raised about the technical competencies of surgeons and other medical personnel.
Also, a number of unexplained deaths have occurred at public health facilities and results of investigations have yet to materialise despite promises made by Minister Reynolds.
Contagious diseases such as Chikungunya are rampant while the minister has failed to inform the citizens of the extent of this epidemic, which is widespread, nor has she bothered to embark on any public education campaign.
Minister La Corbiniere continues to ignore the serious crime situation. The Forensic Laboratory remains comatose without proper technical staff and the minister is now callously asking aggrieved citizens to seek recourse through the civil courts in cases where citizens died whilst in custody of the state.
Minister La Corbinere is oblivious to the many victims of rape and families of victims of murder, who crave emotional relief and closure by ensuring that all investigative services, especially forensic, are functioning properly and efficiently.
In this regard WIA calls for both ministers be relieved of their duties or resign immediately.