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‘Shortland Street couldn’t dream this up!’ – Andrew Little has ‘failed to deliver anything’ says Reti

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The measles catch-up campaign is just the latest expensive botched health programme under Labour, National’s Health spokesperson Dr Shane Reti says.

“The $20 million two year measles catch-up programme was completed last month and the results are dismal.

“The target was to reach 300,000 people aged 15–30 years old. Unfortunately it only managed to reach 23,500 – a mere 7 per cent of the targeted vaccination rate.

“Even more shocking is the vaccination rate for Māori in places like Tairāwhiti, which is considered a high risk area.

“Modelling suggests there are 1,200 Māori in the target age group in Tairāwhiti but the botched program only managed to vaccinate 28 people in two years – or 2 per cent of the targeted number.

“This program was doomed to fail from the start, with promotional material taking three months to arrive and the Government forced to destroy $8 million worth of expired measles vaccine due to the poor uptake.

“Minister Little can’t deliver anything. He has failed to deliver a health workforce, failed New Zealanders who are forced to wait longer in every aspect of the health sector, from surgical wait lists to the emergency room, and now he has failed to deliver a measles vaccine programme.

“Shortland Street couldn’t dream this up!”

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  1. Little is a “chicken” who gave up leadership to Jabcinda and became a subservient person for personal gains. What do you expect from such a personality. He cannot distinguish between “virtue signalling” and real service to maori and kiwis in general. At times, he comes out as a bully too which simply reflects his inner disappointments in his political career.

  2. “Ding Dong Ditch”, as the character on ‘The Blacklist’ Raymond Reddington would say…
    One mother who went to meet with Little Little with regards to her special needs son said that he had no soul nor compassion, and offered no solutions or help.

  3. As leader of the Labour Opposition I was always of the opinion Andrew Little was in the position because nobody else wanted it. His was an Opposition speech nobody wanted to hear just, a noise with nothing going for it like a non entity. Pretty well sums up every member of the Labour Party – just a whole bunch of free loading self serving nobodies going nowhere with nothing to offer but more Pain Suffering Debt and Death !!!

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