Saint Lucia’s Prime Minister, Allen Chastanet, has announced that primary health care across the country is undergoing a major overhaul.
Writing on his official Facebook page Wednesday, Chastanet said this includes more resources for better management of and education about Non-Communicable Diseases, which present ‘a clear danger’ to many Saint Lucians.
“To this end a Wellness Centre will be constructed in Micoud through funding provided by the World Bank of US$1.2 million,” he disclosed.
“Again, with funding provided by the World Bank, of over US$4.5 million, the people of Dennery will have a brand-new Polyclinic. A new Soufriere Hospital will serve the people of Soufriere, Canaries, Fond St Jacques and Choiseul. The cost is to be determined subject to the finalization of the design,” the PM observed.
He explained that the three facilities will relieve the pressure on the national hospitals and provide expanded healthcare to various communities.
Chastanet and Health and Wellness Minister, Mary Isaac, met Wednesday with the delivery unit and senior officials from the Ministry of Health to receive updates on the various programmes and initiatives which the ministry is working on.