Dalley wants transport for nurses
The opposition spokesman on health, Horace Dalley, is urging the government to move swiftly to put in place adequate transportation for the nation's nurses, especially for those working in crime-prone areas, such as downtown Kingston, Spanish Town, and sections of Montego Bay.
Dalley said the government has made several promises to the nurses over the negotiating period to consider a special transportation arrangement for these essential services providers, who remain committed to the provision of quality health care; but to date, there has been no movement in satisfying the promise.
The opposition spokesman said with crime in some of these areas at crisis levels, leaving nurses at the mercy of public transportation, especially during the most vulnerable periods of daybreak and nightfall, is of serious concern. Our nurses deserve special consideration, he said.
"Gone are the days when they used to protect nurses. Now nobody is protecting you. They don't care who you are, they are going to take your things," a nurse told The STAR recently.