The St.Kitts-Nevis Opposition SKN Labour Party is again coming in for strong condemnation this time for the peddling of what has been described in a Press Release from the Ministry of Health as a “blatant and glaring attempt to fracture business relationships” between the JNF Hospital and the RAMS Trading Company. And by extension to create a negative image within the Ministry of Health and an attempt to erode the confidence in the JNF Hospital and it’s operations.
In a release dated January 4th, 2019 the Ministry of Health supported by the RAMS Trading Group totally condemned the claim which was being circulated via social and electronic media by elements of the Dr. Denzil Douglas-led Opposition SKN Labour Party.
The Release stated in FULL:
“The Ministry of Health has been made aware of a mischievous electronic circular, by an unnamed source, claiming that there is insufficiency of food stores at the JNF General Hospital as a result of outstanding funds owed to Ram’s Trading Ltd. The Executive Management of the JNF General Hospital deems these claims spurious and absurd, and has condemned this falsehood as an attempt to foster negative sensationalism and to bring the institution and its administrators into disrepute.
The Ministry of Health wishes to affirm that Ram’s Trading Ltd enjoys a very good relationship with JNF General Hospital and, as such, the major food retailer and wholesaler has strongly condemned the blatant and glaring attempt to fracture the business relationship with one of its more valuable partners. The Ministry of Health confirms that there are no outstanding funds owed to the company by the Ministry. Hence, it is pellucidly clear that there isn’t a modicum of truth in these spurious claims.
The Ministry of Health wishes to advise all clients and the general public that the JNF General
Hospital as the Federation’s premier health institution always has adequate food stock to meet the dietary needs of its in-patient population. Moreover, the institution purchased an increased quantity of food supplies during the Christmas and New Year’s season to ensure patients are served traditional Christmas meals inclusive of ham, turkey, sorrel, etc. according to their prescribed dietary regime. This is done in an effort to bring cheer to patients who would have normally enjoyed such meals at home had they not been hospitalised, as is customary during the joyous season.”