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St Lucia gets help from Martinique to fight against COVID

The Caribbean French Island Martinique helps Saint Lucia fight against coronavirus by the gift of medical supplies & arrival here of medical to treat the patient's practitioner team.

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St Lucia :The Caribbean French Island Martinique helps Saint Lucia fight against coronavirus by the gift of medical supplies & arrival here of medical to treat the patient’s practitioner team.

The Medical Director of the OKEU Hospital-Victoria Hospital, Dr. Alisha Eugene-Ford, has greeted the help.

Dr. Alisha Eugene-Ford said, “From last week, we received one of their physicians, Dr. Hussein Medawis.”

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“He came over last week to assist us with the management of COVID-19 cases, ” Eugene-Ford said to the Communications Unit of the Ministry of Health.

She also stated that another physician from Martinique, Dr. Dabor Resiere, has continually been working here. But he returned with a team and medical supplies to help this country care for coronavirus patients.

Resiere told the University Hospital of Martinique is gratified to assist the people of Saint Lucia in a time of need.

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“I look ahead during my week here to maintaining medical education & training to professionals of Saint Lucia and welcome them to come to our University Hospital,” he said.

As per the Ministry of Health here, medical practitioners from the Owen King EU Hospital will get additional training on the management of coronavirus from the Martinique medical team over the coming weeks. 

Saint Lucis is getting a lot of help from different countries in the Caribbean regions; recently, Dominica also gives them about 2,000 doses of Oxford AstraZeneca Vaccines & Barbados gifted 1,000 doses.

Both Dominica and Barbados shared a gift with Saint Lucia, which they got free from the Government of India.

Saint Lucia has started its vaccination. programmme, Prime minister Allen Chastanet and his wife, vaccinated themselves to make confident that the vaccine is completely safe. 

PM Chastanet also notified that the new Cul De Sac Bridge, which our friends from Japan are financing Japan, will not only deliver a new infrastructure asset for the country. 

He added, “A significant component of this project is flood mitigation in the area to minimize flooding and build climate change resilience in surrounding communities such as Bexon, Goodlands, Odsan, and Souci. “

He further noted, “Construction projects like these create jobs, increase property values for residents and businesses, build climate change resilience, stimulate the economy and create further opportunities for social and economic development.”

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