KPH, Victoria Jubilee get more supplies

Jamaica Observer, July 14, 2007 The Kingston Public and Victoria Jubilee hospitals yesterday continued to receive much needed medical supplies from government supplier, Health Corporation Limited, a day after nurses walked off the job to protest against the shortages. But Donald Farquharson, CEO of the hospitals, told the Observer yesterday that checks Thursday revealed that some of the reported shortages of certain medical supplies were unfounded. Last night, Health Minister Horace Dalley refused to comment on the issue. But Farquharson said: "The staff had a very passionate meeting yesterday (Thursday) and in that meeting they would have indicated some of the issues they have been having over time. A number of items, which were listed as not being available, were very much available when we visited the stores. ..." KPH