Monday, September 4, 2006
In St Lucia plans are underway for the establishment of an ultra-modern regional ophthalmology centre in Saint Lucia, which will provide expert services to patients from neighbouring islands through the Miracle eye care project, Plan Milagro. According to the islands Prime Minister DR Kenny Anthony Prime the centre will serve patients from the independent member-states of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States including Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique, as well as Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.
Prime Minister Anthony said the Cubans were assisting the Government and people of Saint Lucia to improve our human resource capacity.
All the eye care now provided in Havana, he said, will now become available here when the centre is completed. Cuba's Ambassador to Saint Lucia, Hugo Ruiz Cabrera, said the centre will be furnished with the latest and most up-to-date medical equipment and will be staffed by the same Cuban doctors presently taking care of eye patients from these countries in Cuba.