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Contact:  Kerwin Xavier


Wednesday 23 February 2011 –   “Walls Do Not Make Hospitals” so says Minister for Health Hon. Keith Mondesir while announcing some of government's proactive plans for the new general hospital scheduled for completion in 2012.  

“I am proud to say that the European Union will furnish this new general hospital with state of the art equipment. 

“We have negotiated to train cardiologist nurses in Mexico, we have been on a campaign since I have been the Minister of Health of looking for specialization of various doctors in various countries.  To make a specialist   it requires two hands, two legs and a brain and this is what Saint Lucia has.  We have the brain pool—we could not have produced two Nobel laureates without having a brain pool that can manage that.”  


According to Minister Mondesir despite the limited financial resources of the country rather than contract its services, the Ministry of Health will soon be expanding its renal services.


“The information given to me is by the end of February we are hoping to establish a unit in Vieux-Fort  to take care of the people from the south, so we recognize it's not the concrete blocks but the dedication of our people that counts.”   


Minister Mondesir called for a joint approach involving patients, caregivers and government, if Saint Lucia is to make any significant dents in its current health problems.

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