Elderly constituent must wait until next June for hospital test; Watts decries treatment of the poor who need medical attention

Algernon “Serpent” Watts, the United Progressive Party (UPP) Candidate for St. George, is aggrieved that one of his senior constituents is unable to have an ultrasound done at the Sir Lester Bird Medical Centre until next year.
Reports say the woman discovered a lump in her chest during a self- examination, and medical personnel ordered that an ultrasound be done. However, the closest date available for the procedure, Watts says, is next June.
Watts says the hospital has been falling apart under the stewardship of Health Minister Molwyn Joseph, who – ironically – received a knighthood for his work in the sector two years ago.
Watts adds that the Gaston Browne Administration does not care about the people; and while Ministers continue to enrich themselves, the poor are struggling and unable to get the medical care they need in a timely manner.
No Minister or a family member would have had such a long wait time, the St. George Candidate says. And he recalls that MP Michael Browne was immediately flown out of the country when it was believed he had a heart condition – which turned out to be a less severe issue.