Prime Minister, Hon. Dr. Ralph Gonsalves, has announced that the Modern Medical Complex in Georgetown is expected to be completed soon.
Dr. Gonsalves made this announcement on Thursday 13th April, while addressing the handing over ceremony of medical equipment to the Georgetown Hospital. “The facilities in all of these areas, despite limitations, have improved markedly.” Here at Georgetown, you have a wider range of services being offered,” Dr. Gonsalves said.
The Prime Minister noted that the Georgetown Hospital is a Smart Hospital, the first Smart Hospital in the OECS, with a Modern Medical Complex. He noted that he released a million dollars a week ago for continued financing of the Modern Medical Complex.
The Prime Minister said that bureaucracy had caused a delay, however, by just after the first half of this year, things should be in a place to have the staff recruited and things put in place, because he has it in the budget and the resources are there.
The Georgetown Modern Medical Complex is being constructed at a cost of over $20 million E.C. by the Governments of Cuba and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. The Complex will be made up of Surgical, Dialysis and Outpatient Units. Services that will be provided upon completion include: Renal Dialysis for adults and children, Intensive Care, Endoscopy, Ophthalmology, Radiology, Ultrasound, Laboratory and General Medical and Surgical Consultations.