The Accident and Emergency Department of the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital in St. Vincent and the Grenadines was closed Monday afternoon, March 16, 2020 after a COVID-19 scare.

A patient with ‘flu-like’ symptom visited the ward, triggering a COVID-19 scare.

Emergency services have been moved to the Kingstown District Clinic, located just outside the hospital.

Visiting hours have been suspended.

A ‘temporary isolation unit’ was erected in the hospital’s parking Monday afternoon.

A retrofitted shipping container was also placed there Monday night.

St. Vincent and the Grenadines has one confirmed case of COVID-19.

Persons who believe they have been exposed to COVID-19 are asked to not visit healthcare facilities.

Instead, they should call the COVID-19 hotline at 543-HEAL (543-4325).

Kingstown District Clinic services can be accessed at the Sion Hill, Calliaqua and Campden Park Clinics and the Stubbs and Buccament Polyclinics.

An isolation facility is being built in the Mt Pleasant-Argyle area.

3 replies on “VIDEO: COVID-19 scare at main hospital in St. Vincent”

  1. “Persons who believe they have been exposed to COVID-19 are asked to not visit healthcare facilities.”
    “An isolation facility is being built in the Mt Pleasant-Argyle area.”

    And, how are health care personnel supposed to handle an infected person? How will they test for infections? Where are you going to handle positive cases?

    NB. a good homemade sanitaire can be made with strong rum and aloes or stranger alcohol. peel the aloes, put it in your blender, add a cupful of alcohol. Blend it. Put in plastic bottle with cover.

    1. I tried it, has to be a glass bottle, the liquid will eat into the plastic and spoils the flavour, it was horrible. Also when I lit up flames a foot long jumped from my mouth and singed my wife’s beard and moustache.

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