The Ministry of Health has received a 40-foot container of medical supplies and equipment, donated through SVG’s Consul General in Canada, Fitz Huggins.
The supplies were handed over to the Hospital Administrator and representatives from various communities throughout the country during a ceremony at the Nurse’s Hostel on Friday.
The Hospital Administrator is expected to distribute the equipment and supplies to the various health clinics in St. Vincent, Union Island and Bequia.
Minister of Health Clayton Burgin said this donation demonstrates a level of love and patriotism of Vincentians living abroad, and will go a long way to enhance the delivery of healthcare throughout St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
He noted that healthcare is expensive and said his Ministry is always grateful for this kind of support.
Burgin said the ministry is grateful for the assistance as it seeks to develop the national health sector.
He commended healthcare professionals for their hard work and urged Vincentians to be respectful of health care professionals because their task is tiring.
Burgin further urged Vincentians to pay attention to their health, noting that a healthy nation will always advance.
He implored the healthcare professionals and those who will use the equipment to take care of them.
The donation include gloves, syringes, shower chairs, steel beds, mattresses, walkers with wheels, infant intensive care system, blood pressure machines, physiological machines, wheel chairs, examination beds, medication trolley, adult pampers, clutches and toiletries.