The St. Matthias Charities Inc. has once again demonstrated its unwavering commitment to the development of the local health services with a recent presentation to the Ministry of Health, Wellness and the Environment.
On Thursday June 14, a substantial donation of medical equipment and other supplies was handed over to Ministry officials during a ceremony at the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital.
The charitable organization, which is now in its 7th year of existence, has this year provided medical supplies including: canes, crutches and wheelchairs in addition to major medical equipment including an automated dental chair, an EKG machine and two crash carts.
In his address, President of the St. Matthias Charities Inc. Pastor Robert McBarnett said his organization has, to date, imported nine containers, including two forty-foot containers of medical supplies into the country.
McBarnett said a major goal of the organization is to provide EKG machines to every health centre across St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
He further noted that although the organization is particularly focused on providing supplemental provisions to health centres across St. Vincent and the Grenadines, it will later this year embark on new initiatives targeting youth development, particularly in sports and nutrition.
Minister of Health, Wellness and the Environment Luke Browne expressed gratitude to the St. Matthias Charities Inc. for their dedication in providing yet another substantial contribution to the nation’s health care services and encouraged other organizations to come on board with such a profound initiative as this one.
The St. Matthias Charities Inc. will be furthering its scope of assistance to include upcoming missions to Grenada, Carriacou and Petit Martinique next year.