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Nov 9, 2015

Pablo Marin is Still Minister of Health, PM Comments

Dean Barrow

Two portfolios which received perhaps the most unflattering scrutiny, run by two Ministers who came under sustained attack pre-elections, were returned to those Ministers. One of those ministers is Corozal Bay Area Representative Pablo Marin. Marin retained his seat by almost the same margin as 2012 despite an onslaught of negative publicity fuelled by the discovery of a rat in an incubator at the Western Regional Hospital. Prime Minister Barrow says he is satisfied that Marin gives the Ministry his all, and his all is more than decent.

 

Prime Minister Dean Barrow

“We cannot be dismissive of public opinion. But I would say this starting with the Ministry of Health. All of us in Cabinet were convinced that Pablo is an extremely hard-working, dedicated Minister. Unlike some other people who like to spend more time in their constituencies than in their ministries, he gave a great deal of attention, spent certainly not less than three and I think in most weeks four days in Belmopan looking after the affairs of his Ministry. Some of the things that don’t make the headlines that he did very well include the kind of outreach over which he’s been able to preside particularly with respect to Latin America…the number of relationships he’s forged with Mexico and several other Latin American countries…his accomplishments including the new unit in Corozal where the first surgery I think was performed…are such that I always felt not that he was being given a bum rap but that health being such a key frontline area, the undoubted challenges that are there occupied centre stage. I do not deny or dispute for t a minute that there are difficulties, there are problems, but they’re not problems of his creation.”

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1 Response for “Pablo Marin is Still Minister of Health, PM Comments”

  1. belizean@heart says:

    wat a shame fi put back an electrician back @ the most important ministry Belize has the MOH being looking for the healthcare of our Belizean people hmmmmmmm and what happened to the 13 babies that died at the KHMH? the rat in the incubator the many medecines that are scare at the many health centers/hospitals acorss Belize,an ultrasound machine that is very importnat and essential to the ORANGE WALK NORTHER HOSPITAL?when will the people get for what we deserve? its just scares me and it gives mee goosebumps to imajine our loved ones are place in the hands of an incompetent man like pablo marin….so sad of dean barrow and its a shame.’

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