Opposition urges Health Ministry to be more transparent and consistent in providing monkeypox updates
The Opposition People’s National Party (PNP) is urging the Health and Wellness Ministry to be more transparent and consistent in its updates to the country about the monkeypox virus.
This as there have been conflicting reports about the country’s monkeypox case count.
Yesterday, some media reports indicated that the number of monkeypox cases had increased to seven.
Further reports then stated that the number had increased to nine.
At the time, the Health Ministry neither confirmed nor denied the reports.
In a release today (September 2), the Ministry said the country had recorded a total of seven monkeypox cases.
Opposition Spokesperson on Health, Dr. Morais Guy pointed out that the ministry had promised weekly updates on the virus.
He said there needs to be more transparency in the reporting of cases.