Prime Minister Allen Chastanet in an official Facebook post stated that in his government’s quest to provide quality healthcare which is both accessible and affordable for all, these are a few of the initiatives which they have implemented thus far:

-We have Upgraded 17 Health Centres into SMART facilities: Monchy, La Fargue, Delcer, Vieux Fort, Desruisseaux, Mon Repos, Belle Vue and Bexon just to name a few

-We have opened the new Owen King EU Hospital

-We have transitioned Victoria Hospital into a dedicated Respiratory Hospital. Previous Governments had planned to close down VH upon the opening of OKEU.

-We Extended Operating Hours at the Gros Islet Polyclinic by 8 additional hours

-We have built new Wellness Centres in Micoud and Anse la Raye

-We have commenced the process to resume construction on the new Dennery Polyclinic

-We have employed more doctors and nurses

-We have commenced the process of introducing National Health Insurance which will ensure that all Saint Lucians can access healthcare and medicine. The process is in the final stages

-We partnered with the Starkey Hearing Foundation to provide over 1000 Saint Lucians with FREE hearing aids

-We have worked with Sir Arthur Lewis Community College to introduce a Bachelors in Nursing Programme to create more avenues for citizens to become nurses

-We continue to provide FREE COVID-19 testing, treatment and vaccinations to all citizens

-We have implemented a National Health Management System

-We worked with the US Government to provide just over 4,800 Saint Lucians with FREE Healthcare

-We increased the Public Assistance Budget from $800,000 to $4 Million especially for persons who needed medical assistance

-We waived outstanding hospital bills to the tune of $12 Million EC

-We are implementing the Health System Strengthening Project which is being funded by the World Bank.

-We are building a State of the Art St Jude Hospital for the people of the south. Work is in the final stage.

The PM further stated that they have done quite a bit but there is still a lot more to be done. He also said that the government will not rest until they accomplish this mission.

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