Prime Minister Allen Chastanet, describing national health insurance as critical to Saint Lucia, has disclosed that his administration is continuing to work towards its introduction with the assistance of the World Bank.
“Though we are in the process of improving the quality of Health centers across the island whilst also building and commissioning new health facilities, all this would be in vain if Saint Lucians especially the most vulnerable in our society do not have the requisite resources to access medical care. This is why National Health Insurance is so critical,” Chastanet said in a post Tuesday on his official Facebook page.
He disclosed that on Tuesday afternoonhe received an update from the World Bank consultants as well as the team from the Ministry of Health & Wellness along with Dr. Stephen King on the progress made over the past few months to make National Health Insurance a reality.
“We believe that every Saint Lucian deserves access to Affordable, Quality Healthcare and our Government is working hard and diligently to make this a reality,” Chastanet stated.