The United Kingdom has donated a mobile clinic to the BVI Health Services Authority (BVIHSA).
A media release from government said the clinic was identified as a requirement to enhance local healthcare following a post-hurricane population health needs assessment by the Public Health England in the UK.
In handing over the clinic to Health Minister Ronnie Skelton this week, Governor Jaspert said: “This gift is part of the ongoing partnership between the UK and the Virgin Islands which extends to health services, vector control, infrastructure, water supply, electricity, the repair of houses, a cash programme, the police, prison and courts. The UK stands closely together with the BVI as we continue on our recovery.”
Skelton, in the meantime, described the clinic as an extremely valuable piece of equipment to help provide healthcare to the outer areas on Tortola.
“If it needs to go to Virgin Gorda we can easily do that,” the Health Minister added.
According to BVIHSA executives, the mobile clinic will be used help to deliver services to community clinics damaged in the hurricane.
They also said the vehicle will not only be used in disasters but will also be used to augment the services the health organisation offers.
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