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    Measures will be put in place to improve security at the May Pen Hospital, including erecting perimeter fencing.
    Minister of Health, Hon. Rudyard Spencer, addressing a meeting with staff of the Clarendon-based facility last week, expressed dissatisfaction with the existing arrangements to ensure the safety of staff and patients.
    He informed that a tender will be put out for a new contract with a security provider.
    In the meantime, he urged workers to give quality and committed service to people, who use the health facility.
    “Among you, there are persons, who are not behaving like how the majority of you are behaving. Some of you.it is important that you develop a different attitude,” the Minister told the workers.
    He noted, for example, that “a man may visit the hospital and the way you talk to that man, he leaves and so far as he is concerned, May Pen Hospital is the worst place that he could have gone.
    “In the interest of health care, it is your hospital, it is your patients, and you must make it work,” Mr. Spencer stressed.
    Member of Parliament for Central Clarendon, Hon. Michael Henry, and officials from the local health authority were also at the meeting.