August 27, 2004
Japan to donate to local Hospital

The government of Japan is expected to make a donation of some US$90,900 as a Grass-roots Human Security Grant to the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital, a release from the Japanese Embassy based in Trinidad and Tobago says.{{more}}
The embassy says the grant supports the “Project for Provision of Ambulances for Rural Medical Centres” for the procurement of two new four-wheel drive ambulances for the Georgetown and Chateaubelair medical centres. It is hoped that the ambulances would allow the residents of these rural districts to have better access to emergency health care services.
The Grant Assistance for Grass-roots Human Security Projects was initiated in 1989 by the government of Japan to assist non-governmental, local government, medical and educational institutes. However, the first local institution to benefit from this type of assistance in St. Vincent and the Grenadines was Sunshine School in Bequia in 1998.
The Milton Cato Memorial Hospital is the fifth project to benefit locally under this cooperation scheme.