The Government of St. Vincent and the Grenadines is currently arranging to have an increase in the number of Anesthesiologist in this country.

This comes in wake of a situation in June whereby two of the three Anesthesiologist at the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital were absent from duty due to having fallen ill within a few days of each other.

This resulted in several planned operations at the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital having to be postponed.

Speaking today on WEFM”s Morning program, Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves said that the Chief Medical Officer is seeking to get short-term arrangements to remedy the situation, and the government will finance those arrangements.

Prime Minister Gonsalves said he contacted this country’s Ambassador to Cuba and requested that the Cuban authorities send one or two Anesthesiologists to St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

He said efforts are also afoot to get a short term replacement out of Trinidad and Tobago.

Dr. Gonsalves said discussions on this issue are also being held with the Taiwanese officials, and the World Paediatric Project (WPP).

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