RJR News / Health Minister Dr. Christopher Tufton has dismissed the call by the People’s National Party (PNP) to resign due to his handling of the Cornwall Regional Hospital issue. When contacted by RJR News , Dr. Tufton said he views the call as a move to gain political mileage from an unfortunate situation. “I am still trying to determine why that call is necessary, except to sensationalise the issue which is, frankly speaking, unfortunate because in all of this, it is not about PNP or JLP – it’s about the people on the ground; it’s about the provision of critical services, which the hospital has been doing,” he retorted, adding he would “just keep focused on the work at hand.” The call for Dr. Tufton to resign followed revelations on Thursday that a team of technical experts had recommended the evacuation of Cornwall Regional a year ago in light of air quality issues at the facility. The PNP argued that Dr. Tufton’s decision not to order the evacuation shows he does not have the capacity to lead the Health Ministry.
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