855 patients were treated by Mision Milagro in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
This Tuesday, the day of visual diagnosis was successfully closed in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, where the medical team of the Mision Milagro attended a total of 855 patients from the communities of Kingstown, Georgetown, Buccament, Mesopotamia, Chateaubelair and the Granadina Bequia Island.
Since last February 9 and under the Petrocaribe Regional Integration Agreement, the team of ophthalmological and internist doctors of the Venezuelan mission has been carrying out the first stage of recruitment and diagnosis of patients with visual conditions caused by cataracts and pterygium.
Emrom Gloster, a resident of the Granadina Island Bequia said, “I appreciate what the Venezuelan and Vincentian government are doing, this is a good cause for people with low resources who do not have the possibility to pay an ophthalmological consultation, it is the first time I have an eye exam and the doctors told me that I should have surgery, so I am very grateful for this opportunity”.
The head of the diplomatic mission, Francisco Pérez Santana, highlighted the creation of a new and modern health centers in recent years that have facilitated the conditions to successfully carry out the first phase of the medical mission.
“I brought my father to the evaluation so the Venezuelan doctors can check his eyes, I think the medical team is doing a good job coming to our island to examine the eyes of the people of San Vicente for free”, said Marvo Fiddler , from the ‘Diamond’ community.
Meanwhile, the head of the Northern Grenadines Health District, Maurice Morgan Simmons, said that “we had a visit at the Ophthalmological Clinic of the Venezuelan medical mission and I think that is a good thing for the people of Bequia, for the people of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines; We have always welcomed collaborative efforts with the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Environment.