Saint Lucia’s Health Minister, Senator Mary Isaac, has lamented that the consumption of alcohol is creating significant health problems in this country.
She told Newsspin on Real FM earlier this week that it was interesting that people who have less money are buying alcohol.
“At the end of the day they have more health issues and already they don’t have money,” Isaac explained.
She wondered where the money was coming from.
The Saint Lucia Health Minister asserted that a lot of health problems are associated with alcohol consumption.
“We see a high rate of diabetes,” the minister told programme host, Timothy Poleon.
She disclosed that an extra shift has been added to the dialysis unit of the Owen King EU Hospital (OKEUH).
“We now we are running four shifts – almost 24/7 just to cover the amount of problems this alcohol drinking is creating,” the minister stated.
“I think that these people need to start waking up and taking care of their health and take control of their lives,” she declared.