St Kitts and Nevis: JNF X-ray machine not working for over two weeks

But in St Kitts and Nevis, the basic commodity in a hospital is not operating accurately. Recently, the JNF X-ray machine is not working for over two weeks, and it is a matter of concern in the nation.

JNF X-ray machine not working for over two weeks
JNF X-ray machine not working for over two weeks

St Kitts and Nevis: The health care system is the primary structure of development of the nation. People are dependent on the health care system to build their lives and heal from their diseases.

But in St Kitts and Nevis, the basic commodity in a hospital is not operating accurately. Recently, the JNF X-ray machine is not working for over two weeks, and it is a matter of concern in the nation.

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St Kitts and Nevis Labour Party stated, “What is happening to our healthcare system in St. Kitts?” 

Furthermore, St Kitts and Nevis Labour Party added, Over the past 6 years, SKN people have gone from number 1 in healthcare within the region too, according to our dear Comrade, Konris Maynard, “number last”. 

Additionally, The standard of healthcare within our Federation is on a rapid decline. Gone are the days when other countries looked to St. Kitts and Nevis for exemplary leadership in healthcare.

“The x-ray machine has been out of commission for over two weeks with no confirmation when the issue will be rectified. Patients have been seen being transported from the hospital to the various private radiologists daily,” St Kitts and Nevis Labour Party added.

St Kitts and Nevis Labour Party stated, “Every day you can see sick patients being taken out of the ambulance and taken into the radiologist’s office to be examined.”

“This is a breach of patients’ privacy. It is disgraceful and inhumane. No one must be exposed to that type of scrutiny. The hospital does not even own the x-ray machine/CT scan machine. A private company is leasing it,” St Kitts and Nevis Labour Party added.

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“There is now a backlog of patients as the private radiologists are now overbooked due to the inconvenience the hospital has placed on the citizens,” St Kitts and Nevis Labour Party added.

“Persons are forced to live on medication to ease the pain until they have an opportunity to find out the extent of their injuries. Healthcare should always be a priority. We must hold the Minister of Health accountable,” St Kitts and Nevis Labour Party affirmed.

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