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WESTMORELAND, Jamaica — The management of the Sav-la-Mar General Hospital in Westmoreland says services are still limited as tension is still running high in the town following a shooting incident Friday night which left two people dead.

The Western Regional Health Authority (WRHA) said an ambulance, which has been out of use, was burnt by protestors and that firefighters were prevented from putting out the blaze.

“Staff of the hospital continue to be adversely affected by the unrest which has spilled over onto the hospital compound and understandably there is fear among our healthcare workers,” WRHA Chairman Calvin Brown said.

“The situation is such that only limited services are currently available in Accident and Emergency; this will obtain until we are satisfied that the problem in the town has been brought under control by the authorities and it is safe for our workers to resume normality,” said Brown.