Solidarity Without Frontiers

CHARLESTOWN, Nevis -- A top health official on Nevis described the response to the first of weekly Cuban eye care specialist’s clinics at the Alexandra Hospital last week as overwhelming.

Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health in the Nevis Island Administration Joslyn Liburd, told the Department of Information on Friday, that the first clinics held by Ophthalmologist Dr Francisco Nunez and Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr Cruz Mendez had seen a combined total of 29 patients.

Twenty five persons turned came to see the Ophthalmologist but three had already had appointments with the existing eye care programme coming in two weeks and 11 persons came for the Orthopaedic clinic,” she said.

Liburd also announced that Dr Mendez was satisfied with the available equipment at the Hospital and after the first clinic had one patient scheduled for surgery.

The Health Official also noted that the Eye Doctor had made arrangements with Dr Ashley Frank of the Nevis Optical Eye Clinic in Charlestown for patients who required glasses to correct their vision.