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Contact: Adhara King


Tuesday 25 January 2011  A breakthrough drug of miraculous proportions for the treatment of diabetic ulcers is making waves on island.


Minister for Health, Wellness, Family Affairs, National Mobilisation, Human Services, and Gender Relations, Honourable Keith Mondesir, says the recent administration of the drug, Heberprot-P, to diabetic patients produced astounding results.


“One nurse described it as a wonder drug—a drug that heals diabetic ulcers. There are people who have sores that are difficult to cure—especially diabetics—and we saw a success story over 3 weeks of treatment. We are bringing back for 3 months the Cuban specialists so they can train our own people to administer the medication.”


Public Relations Officer of the Saint Lucia Diabetes and Hypertension Association Mr. Dunstan Fontenelle, says his organization is optimistic about the prospects of this wonder drug.”


“They injected the new drug into the wound itself, and it healed as if by a miracle.  Diabetics are very grateful for this new development and this new discovery. The organization is working hard with the help of the International Diabetes Foundation, and we are working hand in hand with the Ministry of Health, focusing on the youth in particular.”


Heberprot-P, a medication produced by Cuban biotechnology, reduces the number of surgical operations, possible complications like gangrene and infections, and avoids high costs derived from long-time hospitalization.


It also improves quality of life and the functional recovery of patients.

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