Public Health Minister, Volda Lawrence is calling for an inquest into the death of Linden nurse, Schenise Apple.
The 26-year-old nurse was found dead in her apartment at the nurses’ quarters in Mahdia just over a week ago.
The Minister met the parents of the nurse yesterday and indicated that based on some of their concerns, she believes a full and thorough investigation should take place.
“It is only in that way we will be able to have a deeper investigation into what really happened, so I am asking for an inquest… I am happy that I’m taking this step… All the answers to questions MUST come out in that inquest” Minister Lawrence stated.
The family of the nurse have complained that they have not yet received a report officially stating the cause of death.
The family of the dead nurse have now asked that the Public Health Ministry be more cognizant of the security at Nurse’s quarters and hostels, especially in far-flung communities.
Minister Lawrence said those are some of the many issues she is pushing to address within the health sector.
“This is not a one-off, we will forever keep this in our minds because we are sending people’s children, away from their comfort zone to give aservice to the people and we are responsible for their safety.”
Initial investigations led to the the Police treating the case as a suicide but family members have since then raised several other concerns about the death.