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24-Hour Services are Needed

The Barbados Advocate | 1-2-2013

Head of a local non-governmental organisation says that he would like to see this country advance to the stage where it operates a 24-hour services sector, inclusive of health care services. Executive Director of the Barbados Family Planning Association (BFPA), George Griffith, made the comments recently that the BFPA is actively considering extending their hours of work.

Griffith explained that thought is being given to opening their clinic on Sundays, considering that there are a number of people who work during the week and are unable to seek medical treatment during traditional working hours. He is hoping that if they do go this route, it would encourage more men in particular to look after their health.

“We do not want to stop people from going to church, but there are people who have to work during the week and cannot get to the doctor. There is a failure to accept that people have different needs – those who want to go to church will go to church; those who want to go shopping will go shopping; and there are people who can do both,” he said.

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