THE reality of the cost of gun violence as a public health issue is being brought to light, as the Federation has seen an upsurge over the last several months to a year.
To date, the Federation has recorded 16 homicides and a number of other instances where injured citizens have been rushed to the Joseph N France General Hospital for treatment.
So what is crime and violence costing the country?
That is the reality SKNVibes News sought to get answered during a media engagement with former Chief Medical Officer and Government Advisor, Dr. Patrick Martin.
According to Dr, Martin, taxpayers are footing the bill every time there is gun violence in the Federation, from the EMT service to treatment at the hospital as well as to after service care.