United Progressive Party (UPP) Political Leader Harold Lovell has accused Prime Minister Gaston Browne of picking a fight with the country’s nurses in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Speaking on Observer Radio, Lovell said the prime minister’s action is not something that any “sane” person would do.
“Which Prime Minister picks a fight with the nurses in the middle of a pandemic?” Lovell asked asked.
Lovell was responding to Prime Minister Browne’s reaction to a press release on Friday, in which it said: The Public Health System of Antigua and Barbuda has been grossly undermined and compromised, as it relates to the tried and proven Public Health Strategy of Vaccination administration for Vaccine Preventable Diseases, due to the clandestine actions of the Country’s Leadership, along with “Wealthy” members of the Public, who were allowed to bring in their own vaccine to vaccinate themselves.
Prime Minister Gaston Browne responded to the statement describing it as “irresponsible.”
The PM subsequently issued a letter addressed to the president of the association stating the facts of the availability of the highly sought-after CDC/WHO approved AstraZeneca Vaccine. He also read the letter in Parliament.
Lovell said the Prime Minister has verbally attacked the ABNA president and called on his to apologize