Alex Browne, SPN Candidate, decries repeated water-related closures of the Glanvilles Polyclinic

Alex Browne, the United Progressive Party (UPP) Candidate for St. Phillip’s North, is not pleased at all that the Glanvilles Polyclinic had to close its doors at the beginning of the week due to lack of water.

Yesterday, on its Facebook page, the Ministry of Health posted a notice that read: “Please be advised that due to unforeseen circumstances, the Glanvilles Polyclinic is closed for the remainder of the day, Monday, 22nd August, 2022.”

Browne says this as unacceptable in these modern times, especially since the Administration is boasting about the millions more gallons of water now being produced.

He says this is the second week that the clinic has had to close its doors to the public because of the lack of water at the facility.

Browne says he does not understand why the clinic has to close every time there is no pipe-borne water.

He notes that there is a back-up water system; however, there seems to be some issue that necessitates it having to be activated by the Chinese – which he finds to be very absurd.

The UPP Candidate is suggesting a locally trained maintenance person be contracted by the Government, with the technician being on site to allow for a constant supply of water at the healthcare facility.

He says that the nurses working at the clinic are complaining about the frequency with which they have to close due to the water situation.

The clinic opened its door earlier this year (2022) after months of agitation by the UPP Candidate among other people.