WILLEMSTAD – The opposition parties in parliament have all requested a public debate on the health care system here in Curaçao. In a letter to the President of Parliament, PAR, MAN and Independent MP, Omayrla Leeflang indicate that they are worried about the developments in the health care system.
They MPS also complain about the lack of information regarding the construction of the new hospital in Otrabanda.
“In the meeting of the Central Committee of Parliament on May 18 with the Minister of Public Health, Dr. Ben Whiteman, we talked about our concerns and the new hospital, but we see no progress,” said the opposition parties in their letter to the President of Parliament.
Therefore the parties want a public meeting where the Minister can explain certain problems, complaints and concerns like the long waiting lists for medical specialists. “The list is getting longer instead of shorter.”
Also, according to the opposition there is no policy of prevention to reduce costs. They point to the alarming situation in Fundashon Prevenshon, which focuses on the early detection of breast and cervical cancer.
The foundation is likely to have to close the doors because the government is not giving enough financial assistance.