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March 2, 2018
Hospital cries out for help!  

Editor: “The floors and walls of this place are insanitary, so filthy!” So said a visitor who was at the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital (MCMH) recently, as she came out of a washroom. How embarrassing it sounded to my ears!  The MCMH is crying for help! After all, this hospital is the major health institution in the country. Therefore, persons, including tourists, would rightly expect that it should have a high standard of cleanliness that is maintained throughout each year.

At Deuteronomy 23:14, God told the Israelites that he did not want to see anything unclean in their camp; it was to be holy, pure, clean. Can the hospital benefit from this Bible text – health personnel ensuring that the hospital is clean and attractive? Psalm 18:26a. Further, MCMH does not have sufficient medication for patients, which has been so for a long time. They lack basic items, such as toilet paper and soap at times. This seems utterly ridiculous! Is health really a priority in St Vincent? Jesus Christ had health as a priority. No wonder he healed so many during his ministry on earth, as Matthew 15:30, Mark 10:46-52, Luke 5:12, 13, and John 5:5-9 indicate. Can the Ministry of Health and any other relevant authority ensure that good health becomes a priority here? Can’t more be done to equip the MCMH with medication and other basic needed supplies, including cleaning materials? The hospital cries for help! With Jesus’ attitude, please assist the hospital for the health benefits of all patients!   

Very Concerned!