The soon to be opened Diagnostic, Treatment and Medical Complex located in Georgetown is going to be a major breakthrough for the provision of health care here in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

This is according to Minister of Health, Wellness and the Environment, Luke Browne.

Speaking in Parliament this morning, Minister Browne said the Medical Complex which will be officially opened at 2:00pm on Monday July 2, 2018, was built at a cost of over 22 million dollars and will provide a wide range of medical services.

He noted that one of the major services to be offered at the Diagnostic, Treatment and Medical Complex is Haemodialysis, which will be available to kidney patients across the country.

The Health Minister disclosed that during the period 2015-2016, a total of 53 persons here died as a result of kidney disease.

He expressed thanks to all persons, entities and friendly countries including Cuba, which contributed to the establishment of this facility.

Cabinet has granted approval for all Government Offices including Public enterprises, except for those involved in emergency activities to close at 12Noon on Monday July 2, 2018, to enable persons within the Public Service to attend the opening of new Medical Complex at Georgetown.

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