Dawes appointed SMO at Savanna-la-Mar hospital

Thursday, March 24, 2016

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KINGSTON, Jamaica – Immediate past president of the Jamaica Medical Doctors’ Association Dr Alfred Dawes has been appointed senior medical officer for the Savanna-la-Mar hospital in Westmoreland.
OBSERVER ONLINE has learnt that Dr Dawes was recruited by former Health Minister, Horace Dalley.
Dr Dawes, who was instrumental in exposing the state of the country's public health sector last May, resigned from public service last year after a few of his applications for more senior positions in the health sector were not accepted by the State.
This fuelled speculations that his efforts to advance to more senior positions in the public health system were being obstructed and that he was being punished for his exposure of the health service's extremely poor state.
Dr Dawes later left the island to take up a job offer in The Bahamas.
"I'm leaving for a job in Bahamas – Grand Bahama, but I will be back. It will be three months for now but depending on how things go I may stay a little longer, but I will be back," he told the Observer then.
OBSERVER ONLINE has also learnt that the position to which he has now been appointed – SMO at Savanna-la-Mar hospital – is the same position the outspoken doctor had applied for last year, but was not given the job.
Kimberley Hibbert

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