THE EDITOR: Over the last five to ten years, the perception of many the world over, St. Lucia included, have felt that women need to play a stronger role in our daily lives.
This has been a tough pill for men to swallow who still view themselves as head of the household and beyond.
The recent disclosure by the Senior Medical Officer Merle Clarke clearly contradicts the president of the SLMDA, but more importantly, detailed measures taken by her well qualified staff at the EU hospital substantiated her comments.
We simply have to take note of her response and how well articulated her case was made. This is certainly a no-nonsense lady who is simply not afraid of her shadow.
Her comments were non-partisan and could not have been more professional. In the mind of many St. Lucians, this is the sought of individual who should be heading the SLMDA to bring a level of transparency and goodwill to an organization that has apparently lost its way for whatever reason or reasons, despite efforts by the perpetrators to undermine her professionalism by linking the deceased as her as her private patient.
St. Lucia is too small a nation to be put through any unnecessary turmoil within a profession that remains the pillar of our society.
What the SLMDA has done is to lump all medical practitioners together causing the public to view our practitioners as a group mercenaries.
It is high time the majority of the medical practitioners who have remained in the background not wishing to participate in the ongoing devious approach of their president by not reigning in the troublemakers to save the good name of the association.