In an opening ceremony held today at the JNF Hospital, Minister of Health, Hon. Marcella Liburd expressed how special this day is for both the Government and Ministry of Health.
“Today’s opening of the Haemodialysis Center is the culmination of a journey for us in the health sector,” she said. “It is a beginning of a new chapter in the delivery of health services in St. Kitts and Nevis.”
Minister Liburd said this is a history making event and is appropriately a part of our 30thAnniversary Independence Celebrations during their ‘National Health, Sports and Fitness Week.’
She further stated that the opening of this facility, is the second phase of the Government’s commitment to address the treatment of Kidney diseases in St. Kitts and Nevis, and mentioned that the first phase was seen 2003 with the introduction of Peritoneal dialysis.
Hon Marcella Liburd thanked Dr. Jean-Marc Pierrot and the Pierrot Medical Group out of Guadeloupe, for once again partnering with the Ministry of Health, in establishing this unit, as they continue to provide quality health care for the citizens of St. Kitts and Nevis.
In his remarks, Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis, Hon. Dr. Denzil Douglas stressed that kidney failure is a serious disease hence the reason why this Haemodialysis Unit is of great importance.
“The Haemodialysis Unit is in fact the most recent manifestation of our fidelity,” he said. “It is a significant manifestation indeed.”
Prime Minister Douglas stated that this new initiative will give Kittitians and Nevisians the opportunity to utilize the unit as opposed to travelling abroad, and thanked all who contributed to the success of the Haemodialysis Center.
Press release by St. Kitts and Nevis Information Service