Browne’s Avenue Clinic Responds To “false and baseless” Observer Article On PPE Shortage


The Head Nurse with responsibility for the Browne’s Avenue Clinic is disappointed with the false information being purported to the public in a June 4th Article on Observer titled “Browne’s Avenue clinic called out for lack of resources”.

According to the Head Nurse, “the Clinic is well equipped with Personal Protective Equipment for the members of staff for its daily operations.”

She indicated that should the need arise for additional supplies at any point in time, a request is made to the Central Stores and once approved, the supplies are delivered to the clinic.

The Head Nurse explained that “every patient has their hands sprayed with hand sanitizer or 70% based alcohol to protect both the staff and clients from transmission”. A hand washing station will be installed at the facility in short order.

She noted “there is NO shortage of cleaning supplies. Clorox is used to disinfect surfaces and the Clinic is well equipped with other cleaning essentials.”

She expressed her disappointment by stating “I am disappointed an employee would take these accusations to the media before voicing the concerns with her but noted that the accusations are “false and baseless.”

Meanwhile, as it relates to the claim of “absence of temperature screening for visitors”, Deputy Superintendant of Public Health Nurses, Almarie Coates indicated that the Clinic has in fact been provided with Thermometers to carry out the necessary checks.

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  1. Is this anything new? Observer Media is the Antiguan version of TMZ quick to post hearsay and fake news.

  2. But but but I thought the “BRITISH-TRAINED” journalist who is now their “Editor” was supposed to raise the standard beyond the National-Enquirer-Jerry-Springer reporting standard. No wonder Mickel Brann recently said that Observer was not the same Observer when she went back there the second time. And Observer labelled Gemma as “British trained” as if to say the previous editors who trained in non-British countries weren’t good enough. Yes we all know that Observer is anti-Government, but damn

  3. Antiguans really doltish fe true.

    So some pictures are sent to the media along with a denial of shortage. These pics could’ve been Internet stock photos or taken anywhere in Trinidad or Ghana for all we know.

    Not saying that they are not legit, but if you’re going to dispute a claim the picture needs to be taken in perspective. Could be that they rushed the items over for a photo op. We all know how that particular minister love take pictures.

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