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#427411 - 01/11/12 08:25 AM Police escort doctor from Cayo Hospital premises
Marty Online   happy

An embarrassing incident took place at the San Ignacio Hospital this morning that has doctors and nurses enraged. The staff is up in arms because Doctor Angelica Rosado was escorted off the hospital compound by no less than police officers. Around nine o’clock this morning, Deputy Regional Manager, Nurse Myra Pulido called in the police to remove Rosado off the compound. The spectacle interrupted medical services shortly and later prompted the staff to go on a go-slow. According to an employee, who wished to remain anonymous, Rosado had resigned but it was never honored by the Public Service Commission. She returned to work and that was when Pulido called the cops. But this isn’t the first time that Pulido has been at a crosshairs with the staff, says the employee, and as a result, they want her gone for good.

Voice of: Employee

“This morning we had to stop work because Ms. Pulido call the police for them to remove Doctora Rosado from off the compound and I mean, this just mek wi look bad. People si police and everybody just crowd round and deh di question, weh di docta do and why the police di escort ah and suh. But Doctora neva di do anything wrong she just mi deh by emergency. Initially, Ms. Pulido she comes in, staff deh round, visitors deh round patients deh round, and she just come and says ‘I want you off this compound. If you don’t come off this compound, I’m gonna call the police to take you off this compound.”

Andrea Polanco

Myra Pulido

“Right. But did she say why?”

Voice of: Employee

“No, ih just seh ih nuh belong deh. The issue is that Doctora Rosado had resigned but Public Service didn’t honor the resignation so she was supposed to report to work until the paper work follow. So Doctora said she gonna report to work because she nuh want deh consider her as absent. But Ms. Pulido said well she nuh get nothing inna black and white so she nuh want Doctora on the compound. Doctora give ah wah copy ah the letter that she gets from Public Service but she just created a scene and makes the whole place look bad.”

Andrea Polanco

“Awrite, so when that happened, did the service stop at the hospital?”

Angelica Rosado

Voice of: Employee

“Yes, it did fi ah lee while.”

Andrea Polanco

“Okay, so now from what I understand, Dr. Peter Allen, has instructed Nurse Myra Pulido to issue a formal letter of apology to Doctor Rosado, are the nurses and doctor satisfied with this measure?”

Voice of: Employee

“No, we’re not, because so many complaints we have, how she treats the staff and she is not a genuine person, so we know that apology nuh wah be genuine. We can’t accept that.”

Andrea Polanco

“Okay, so if you don’t accept that, how do you proceed in the upcoming days?”

Voice of: Employee

“Well, we’re having a discussion right now to see what our next action will be, either to continue the go-slow or a strike, but we need to take our stance and let the Ministry know that we are dissatisfied and we’ve really, really had enough.”

Andrea Polanco

“Okay, so what is that you all want to see? You all want to see Nurse Myra Pulido be removed from the position there at the San Ignacio Hospital?”

Voice of: Employee

“That would be the best thing for this institution.”

Andrea Polanco

“So, nurse, explain to me at this point in time the entire hospital is on a go-slow?”

Voice of: Employee

“Yes, ma’am.”

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#427421 - 01/11/12 08:41 AM Re: Police escort doctor from Cayo Hospital premises [Re: Marty]
Marty Online   happy

Services were temporarily interrupted this morning at the community hospital in San Ignacio town. That is because a doctor was ejected from the institution this morning. Love News understands that based on a request from the Deputy Regional Manager, the San Ignacio police went into the Hospital and escorted Dr. Angelica Rosado out of the compound. We are told that the whole incident played out in front of staff and patients, which prompted a couple of the workers to call our news centre to register their disapproval of how their colleague was unceremoniously kicked out.

Hospital worker
“This morning, the deputy director regional manager, Ms. Maira Pulido she called the police to remove a doctor off the compound, the doctor was in emergency not doing anything. Patients who were standing around were wondering why they were removing the doctor off the hospital compound, everyone was standing around watching, and services were disrupted. Ministry of Health has had a lot of complaints about this woman and they are not doing anything. Now it looks like the staff and the patients are the ones suffering because of her attitude, that can’t work. The complaints have been so many, we have even written a letter about this woman in the Belize Times, nothing has been done, nothing is being done. We are the ones here, we are the ones suffering."

Patrick Jones - Reporter
Has anyone explained to you why the doctor was ejected by the Police?

Hospital worker
“They said that the Deputy Regional Manager and the Chief of Staff asked them to remove the doctor.

Patrick Jones - Reporter
What was the reason given?

Hospital worker
“The doctor, they said resigned but the resignation was not approved so Public Service gave her permission to return to work which she did. The Deputy Regional manager is saying she did not get anything from Ministry of Health, she did not get anything from Public Service.”

Love News attempted to get a comment from the Deputy Regional Manager; but we were unable to reach her via telephone. We spoke with Chief Executive Officer in the Ministry of Health Dr. Peter Allen.

Dr. Peter Allen – CEO, Ministry of Health
“I did call and found out that what you described is true and I was just able to get through to the Deputy Regional Manager Nurse Pulido, Nurse Pulido will be writing a full apology regretting this inexcusable action and apologizing for any embarrassment that may have been caused on behalf of herself and the management of the hospital."

Patrick Jones - Reporter
Dr. Allen I understand that there have been several complaints against Nurse Pulido and she has apparently allowed to run amok in the San Ignacio Hospital.

Dr. Peter Allen – CEO, Ministry of Health
“I know there have been several concerns raised about her management style. She is still within a probationary period for this but she is a qualified health care professional working in a difficult environment but I know the position of all our managers is subject to appraisal. I couldn’t support the description that she has been allowed to run amok I certainly don’t think that is the case but obviously there are some concerns which the Ministry will take very seriously and will move to address as quickly as possible but apart from the general issues of administration which we clearly have to look into, this particular incident is simply inexcusable, the idea of bringing in a police officer in such a situation, I really can’t understand it and in speaking to the Deputy Manager just now she accepts that this was an inexcusable action and she has undertaken to write a formal letter of apology to the officer involved, apologizing for any embarrassment has may have been caused and assuring that nothing like this will ever occur again. The other issues about administration clearly we will have to address separately.” Patrick Jones - Reporter And Dr. Rosado, is she allowed back in the hospital? Dr. Peter Allen – CEO, Ministry of Health “Well that is the administrative issue that I will have to find out more information about because the information that I have is Dr. Rosado resigned so I have to find out why Dr. Rosado was back at the hospital that is what I will look into.”

Patrick Jones - Reporter
I understand that the staff is on a go slow, not seeing patients as they were prior to this incident this morning?

Dr. Peter Allen – CEO, Ministry of Health
“I have no information with that regard. I have spoken to the Regional Manager and the Director of Health Services. We believe as far as we are aware, services are restored at the hospital. We will be making sure that we speak to the staff to resolve whatever issues are there and to make sure that the services to that community is provided as normal.”



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