Vincies in the diaspora give back to Milton Cato Memorial Hospital
February 15, 2013

Vincies in the diaspora give back to Milton Cato Memorial Hospital

Vincentians living in the diaspora continue to give back to the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital (MCMH).On Tuesday, the MCMH received a quantity of items, including wheelchairs, walkers, crutches, gloves from the St Matthias Charities Inc.{{more}}

The medical facility also received five bails of adult diapers from Amanda Dioum, marketing director of the Champ’s Diaper Depot.

The St Matthias Charities Inc is a new organisation started by Vincentian Robert McBarnett and his wife Sharon.

McBarnett explained that the idea of establishing an official donor agency came following a trip to St Vincent, during which he donated items valued at EC$10,000.

“I said if I could do this as an individual, then how much more can be done if we establish an organisation,” McBarnett explained.

And so, an organisation was set up and they have now been able to reach more people.

But he said that there is still much more to be done.

It is the vision of the group to assist people throughout the country, McBarnett said.

Minister of Health Clayton Burgin said that he continues to be overwhelmed as he sees his vision for more collaboration with private individuals or organisations taking place.

“The health and well-being of the people has been given top priority,” Burgin said.

“However, the cost of health care is monumental and government cannot do it alone,” he continued.

He reiterated that his goal as the minister of health is to foster relationships with members of the wider community.

Burgin said that the donation came as plans were in the making to modernize the health sector in the country.

“Your contribution is indeed a tangible commitment to support the health and well-being of all citizens,” Burgin said. (DD)