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Sep 7, 2015

C.E.O. Baffled By Latest WRH Rat Incident

Peter Allen

An official public health investigation is underway at the Western Regional Hospital to determine just how the unimaginable could have happened inside the neonatal unit where a newborn was reportedly bitten by a rat.  The rodent-infested facility is once again the subject of a sanitation enquiry after being declared contaminated back in April when a nest of mice was discovered inside the hospital pantry.  It is an extreme case, one which completely baffles C.E.O. Dr. Peter Allen.


Dr. Peter Allen, C.E.O., Ministry of Health

“Quite frankly, we share the outrage expressed by many others.  [It’s] simply inconceivable that something like this could happen.  First thing that I did and that I asked our officers to do was to check on the health of the baby and the mother and we’re happy to say that the baby and the mother are fine and of course then to immediately start the investigation as to how something like this could possibly happen.  But really there’s no excuse for it.  My understanding is that the building is extremely old and so our main focus is really to thank the vision of the prime minister and the Minister of Health in terms of accessing a grant of close to thirty million dollars under the eleventh European Development fund.  We hope to be able to access that as early as next year, we’ll be doing our very best to bring that forward and the EU Ambassador will be visiting this month, September, during the celebration.  So we will be discussing those possibilities with her and the thirty million dollars in that grant will be dedicated to a new structure for Western Regional Hospital.”

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2 Responses for “C.E.O. Baffled By Latest WRH Rat Incident”

  1. Xati says:

    These incidents occur because of the bureaucracy and delinquency of administration.. Both the Air conditioning company and administration should be held responsible for the half ass job that was done during installation.

  2. LM says:

    Our problem in Belize is maintenance! I am glad that a new facility is in the making, but I have come to realize in my 31 years that many Belizeans do not practice good stewardship! Do we really Take Care Of the things we own, all of which have been given to us by God’s grace? Is this not a true measure of our LOVE and by extension our Patriotism? May every Belizean take care of what she/ he has been entrusted! GOD trusts those who are faithful in little things!

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