Editorial Staff
8 months ago

Editorial Staff
8 months ago

Gov’t Advised that Local Treatment is Good Enough for Burnt Victim

Gregson Joseph, a government quarry worker was severely burnt in an explosion on June 26 at the Burma facility.

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

2 Comments

  1. Wong Ping

    Since when GOAB IS A SPECIALISTS IN TREATMENT of burn victims? Goab go fuck yall selves and sent the youth to get good overseas care.

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  2. Mae

    His sister needs to do all she can to get him to America since she lives and works in a hospital there. The government minister responsible for health here is not willing to help your brother because he doesn’t aligned within their status or class. The young man contributes to the Medical Benefits Scheme, the scheme should help him get better treatment in America.

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