KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent – Over 80 Vincentian children received free healthcare during the most recent visit to this country of healthcare professionals from the Mission of the World Paediatric Project, formerly the International Children’s Hospital.
Health Minister Cecil McKie told Parliament this week that the team preformed 10 surgeries, including eight on patients who suffered from scoliosis, or curving of the spine.
In addition to the Vincentian children, 20 children from three other Caribbean nations access the services of the medical team here.
“This project started several years ago and the intention is for it to develop much more. It has become the hub for the rest of the Caribbean and a lot of our children will depend on these medical intervention for many years to come,” McKie told Parliament, noting that the value of the treatment delivered was EC$2 million.
Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves also told Parliament he was grateful to the members of the medical mission.
The Medical Mission was the result of the efforts of doctors of the World Paediatric Project, the Rotary Club of St Vincent South, and the Ministry of Health.