Prime Minister Allen Chastanet has lauded he leadership of Health Minister Mary Isaac in Saint Lucia’s battle against COVID-19.
“I want to congratulate the Minister and her Ministry for an incredible feat, in that Saint Lucia is one of the three countries that have now all COVID patients have recovered,” Chastanet stated.
“So far, knock on wood, we have not had any fatalities here in Saint Lucia,” he noted.
The PM described it as an incredible achievement.
“I really want to congratulate you and your team, your CMO and their team, the persons in the Ministry, the nurses and the doctors and everyone who has been very emotional about this,” he said.
Chastanet recalled the things he considered when putting his cabinet together.
He disclosed that he was trying to decide who would be the Minister of Health.
“One of the things I realised that we needed in the Ministry of Health was somebody with a tremendous amount of empathy and also a person who was going to get their hands dirty and be behind the scenes helping,” the PM explained.
He declared in the presence of the health minister that she has never disappointed in those areas.
“The leadership that you have shown at the Ministry of Health is very much appreciated,” Chastanet observed.