Emergency medical services in the territory have been given a boost with the arrival of two new ambulances.
Health Minister Ronnie Skelton made the disclosure during a sitting of the House of Assembly this week.
“I am pleased to say that two new ambulances arrived in the territory yesterday which will help to improve the efficiencies of emergency medical services. The BVI Health Services Authorities (BVIHSA) also suffered damages to its fleets of vehicles including an ambulance,” he said.
The Health Minister also used the sitting of the House to offer praises to the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) for its support to the local health sector.
He said, among other things, PAHO has pledged more than $1 million in support.
“Madam Speaker I must also place on record my deep appreciation for the Pan American Health Organization for their support to the BVI Health Sector. [PAHO] has pledged $1 million towards the territory’s recovery.”
“PAHO has donated stocks of medical supplies, vector control equipment and vehicles to support the work of the Environmental Health Division and has also committed to carrying out repairs to the Adina Donovan’s Home, the Virgin Gorda Elderly Home to the cost of half-a-million dollars,” said Skelton.
The Adina Donovan Home and the Virgin Gorda Elderly Home are among several structures that sustained severe damages during Hurricane Irma.
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