Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley has apologised for the fiasco this past week in the attempt to roll out a first-come-first-serve vaccination programme for people over 60 years old and under 60 with comorbidities.
Speaking at a news conference Saturday, Dr Rowley admitted failure in the process.
“Wednesday was a bad day. The Government tried to do too much with too little.”
He said the blame shouldn’t be laid at the feet of the technical staff but at the level of the government.
He said, however, that he is “in this for the long run” and will not be distracted by “an intermittent failure or unreasonable expectancies”.
He asked the country not to “throw the baby out with the bathwater” saying that the Government has been doing a good job in managing the pandemic thus far.
“We are not going to throw in the towel because one day in a year and a half didn’t go well,” he said.
He revealed that in the very near future the country will not receive “a boatload” of vaccines to do mass vaccinations.
“What is going to happen is that we will have a steady stream of vaccines that we will have to manage,” he said.
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