The government has been advised that there is no need to treat the recent burnt victim at an overseas hospital since the treatment being received in Antigua and Barbuda is as good as any other abroad at this stage
Gregson Joseph, a government quarry worker was severely burnt in an explosion on June 26 at the Burma facility.
He received severe burns about his body including his face, legs, and arms.
His sister Grace Joseph a medical professional in the radiology field who lives in the US has been crying out to the government for help with specialized treatment overseas
But in its Cabinet notes Wednesday, Chief of Staff in the Office of the Prime Minister Lionel Max Hurst said after inquiring about the man’s situation they were informed that the treatment being received in Antigua is as good as any treatment to be received abroad, at this stage.
“My brother is just a truck driver so he has never been in service lighting fires or been trained to do so. Anyway, he said the supervisor sent him so he went with his lighter, ignited the lighter, and at the same time that the lighter ignited, whatever it is blew up, and exploded. He was on fire. He was running. They had to get water to pour all over him and have him take off his pants and clothing and then they rushed him to the hospital,” Grace said in an interview with Observer Media
The 44-year-old Ministry of Works employee remains in the surgical ward at the Sir Lester Bird Medical Centre