An official opening ceremony will be held this afternoon for the newly constructed Diagnostic, Treatment and Medical Complex located in Georgetown.

This Complex was built and equipped at a cost of about $22 million and would be a significant addition to the stock of healthcare infrastructure in this country.

The project was financed principally by the National Insurance Services (NIS) and the Central Government, with donations of medical equipment and other assistance from the Republic of Cuba and the Republic of China (Taiwan).

Speaking in Parliament last Thursday, Minister of Finance, Economic Planning and Sustainable Development, Camillio Gonsalves said the facility will provide a wide range of medical services, thereby boosting the provision of advanced and quality medical care in this country.

Meanwhile, Minister of Health, Wellness and the Environment, Luke Browne, said that significantly, the Complex will be the first public health care facility to offer hemodialysis to kidney patients in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

The Health Minister expressed appreciation to everyone who contributed to this project.

The opening ceremony is scheduled to begin at 2:00pm.

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