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Gov’t to open mobile clinics, says Health Minister

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The Ministry of Health said it will be opening mobile clinics to service areas where medical facilities are no longer in operation.

Health Minister Ronnie Skelton made the announcement at a public meeting in Cane Garden Bay recently.

He said the September 2017 hurricanes massively impacted clinics across the British Virgin Islands.

Minister Skelter further said a number of organisations such as the Pan American Health Organisation are assisting to repair the lesser-damaged facilities in the territory.

For instance, the internationally-based Kenny Chesney Foundation is donating medical equipment and labour to refurbish and repair the medical clinic on the island of Jost Van Dyke.

“All the other clinics in the various areas both here (on Tortola), in Virgin Gorda, and Anegada are being repaired,” Skelton said.

“We are trying to get some mobile clinics to go around the country in places where we don’t have the clinics in operation. They will be used as clinics,” he added.

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  1. Island man says:

    Good move, hope it will improve in the speedy request of rural areas.

  2. TurtleDove says:

    Rural areas in the BVI? Maybe a strategic look and the population and build a few clinics to keep people from going to the emergence room….

  3. Freak Show Host says:

    Typical ndp fancying up people. Always will come up empty but costly. Send help lord.

  4. Tallfat says:

    So there’s very little hope of getting these few facilities back in shape? We’ve been having issues with vehicles traversing our roadways for years. The jeep, the trucks and buses have all catch hell and some fire on a numerous occasion. So is it his the most viable solution? What’s the cost of one bus against say the cost to repair Capoon bay clinic? Any ideas people cause it just seems we have money to throw away. Do please count the cost for daily maintenance and such see if they don’t add up.

  5. lol says:

    looks like a chinese van

  6. Joke says:

    What them need to do is get the hospital going on virgin gorda. When rain falling can all of we fit in that mobile clinic.

  7. Watcher says:

    One at a time in that van lol!

  8. Hmmmmmm!! says:

    All I have to say is God bless Kenny Chesney Love city foundation!!!!

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