Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Dr Simone Keizer-Beache says if one checks, the Ministry of Health’s social media postings and press releases, it will be seen that ministry officials have been talking about dengue fever for months.
“We have been out there giving messages; we have the SVG Health page on Facebook. I recommend, I suggest that every Vincentian become very familiar with that page. There is a lot of information there.
“It’s unfortunate that Vincentians think that we dropped the ball, however, we will continue working because that’s what we do in the Ministry of Health. We understand our role, but we understand that we can’t do it without the public and we will continue to try to engage the public so that we can all have a healthier life,” Keizer-Beache told media people and persons viewing and listening to the briefing.
The CMO was responding on Tuesday to a journalist at Cabinet Room who asked her to comment on the New Democratic Party’s (NDP) press release which stated that the Unity Labour Party (ULP) government and the Minister of Health Luke Browne are asleep at the wheel while the number of dengue fever cases here skyrocket.