Road races, runs and walks have become the latest craze for people who want to do sports and the first call for several bodies trying to raise money, but they are not regulating how and when they are being held ,
This has sparked concern in several communities. Recently, at least two reports of road hikes have been published, with the entities receiving the proceeds not yet receiving a dollar.  Among the concerns that express concern is Health Minister Dr. Christopher Tufton, who has called for the strengthening of the Ministry's gift policy protocols, based on the fact that events such as five-kilometer walks / walks are increasingly being promoted as donations to hospitals or health facilities.
"I am concerned and I have voiced this concern internally about the extent to which some events in the name of health, especially hospitals, m", he said.
"My concerns have prompted me to review the specific protocols around the EU ask gift policy we have in the ministry, "Tufton said The Sunday Gleaner [1
According to Tufton, while he does not want to obstruct the fundraiser's efforts, he does want more transparency
"There have been some cases where I was worried. I am cautious in my approach to dispel these concerns because I do not want to put off any genuine and sincere efforts that support health care, and in the case of 5-patient patients, have the added benefit of physical activity, which in my opinion is important is. "Tufton said
He noted that the organizers of these stretches / walks generally need to seek the permission of a number of agencies to hold such an event, including the police and the local city council, which the Ministry of Health would normally do Ambulance services
"From this point of view, permission must be obtained to formally organize the event. However, in terms of the causes that encourage and support these events, I would be willing to say that it is ad hoc ad hoc "Tufton said.
He underlined that this was the case worldwide There have been several cases where people have raised money to support institutions and the money has not been used for the advertised thing. "We want to promote philanthropic efforts, we want to encourage support because health systems are around the world, even Developed in Europe, countries can not survive or survive only through government allocations or even private payments for the service.
"There is always a very strong component of giving or giving, friends of foundations, charities, NGOs," argued Tufton.
"I strongly believe in partnership, and while I want to encourage them at the same time, we certainly do not want anyone to think that the process is abused, so I think that's necessary for a protocol," Tufton added.
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