Sunday, July 22 2007
DEPUTY Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hedwige Bereaux, in the chair on Friday declined to allow a motion by Fyzabad MP Chandresh Sharma to debate the breakdown in services at the St James Cancer Treatment Centre.
Sharma sought to interrupt the House’s schedule with his motion to adjourn the House on “definite matters of urgent public importance.”
He said 500 patients were being deprived of treatment at the institution, a deprivation which could lead to the spread of the condition within the patients’ bodies.
He said cancer was the leading cause of death in women and the second leading cause of death in men in Trinidad and Tobago.
He said some 3,000 people “are seen” with cancer each year and therapy costs over $150,000.
“If this situation is not corrected more than 1,200 people who use these public facilities, will die due to a lack of this treatment.” Bereaux said the matter did not qualify for discussion under the provisions of Standing Order 12.
It ha any fockin thing that anybody in that house bring up as a matter of urgent public and these niggas will want to discuss it.
Nothing is important to the fockin PNM. Whether is flood, food, housing, education, whoring whatever.