Two senior officials from the Ministry of Health were expected to travel to the Unites States this week to evaluate US$10 million US$15 million in equipment that could be doanted to the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital.
Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves told the media that this country could receive the equipment as Governor General Sir Frederick Ballantyne “has pulled off another important mission.
“You know how important he has been on several medical missions,” Gonsalves said, explaining that a hospital chain in Houstan, Texas was closing one of its hospitals and has a lot of equipment “in good order”.
“From side tables through beds, right up to medical equipment like CT Scan,” Gonsalves said.
“The estimates of the gift which may come to us, the number is between 10 to 15 million US Dollars.
“The chief Medical Officer, Dr. [Simone] Keizer-Beache, and the technical person from the hospital, working with equipment, they are going up to Houston, I think tomorrow morning that they are going to identify the equipment to be shipped down,” Gonsalves told a press briefing on Monday.