Former Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Stephen King, has expressed concern over the current situation regarding COVID-19 in Saint Lucia where as of Friday, 6955 have so far been infected with the virus since the start of the pandemic.
King, who was among individuals who this week participated in a national COVID-19 vaccination policy consultation, explained that he had been invited to attend by Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Sharon Belmar-George.
And he observed that as a Saint Lucian and a doctor who is seeing what the virus is doing in this country and will do, he is very concerned.
“So I felt that it would be unconscionable of me not to participate in a manner in which I can try to persuade the Saint Lucian people to do what is in their best interest to save lives,” King said.
“I am a doctor – I have an ethical responsibility to save lives as best as I can and hence the reason why I participated,” the former CMO told reporters.
According to him, he is not looking forward to what is to come in relation to COVID-19.
“I am very much concerned that we will lose a lot more lives,” King declared.