September 22, 2021
THE next 100 days in office for the Davis-led administration will see an aggressive push to fight the COVID-19 virus beginning with keen interest in the "dismal" Princess Margaret Hospital alongside an in-depth look at the country's finances.
According to Prime Minister Philip “Brave” Davis yesterday, the public healthcare system is a high priority for the government after it was ravaged by three waves of COVID-19 and in recent times the Delta variant, which led to increased cases and deaths.
While there were only 39 cases reported in the country as of Monday, there have been 20,288 COVID-19 cases since the start of the pandemic.
Five hundred and twelve deaths have been recorded, with two new fatalities recorded on September 9 and September 20. The victims were ages 73 and 70.
PMH continues to bear the brunt of the stress-induced by COVID-19, including at the morgue where over 320 bodies are being stored.
Mr Davis said there were some glaring issues highlighted during his first tour of PM as prime minister and after discussions with doctors and nurses who’ve been fighting on the front lines.
“First of all we are in a health crisis and, of course, no doubt an economic crisis and until such time as we get the health crisis under control and have the right path towards a proper and effective fight against the virus we will not be able to get our economic situation under control,” Mr Davis said yesterday after touring PMH.
Health and Wellness Minister Dr Michael Darville as well as Public Hospitals Authority and PMH officials took part in the tour.
“So, today I’ve come here because I realise and appreciate what needs to be done from the outside,” Mr Davis said.
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