Taiwan CCH medical team in SVG
November 25, 2014
Taiwan CCH medical team in SVG

A medical team of six from the Chunghua Christian Hospital (CCH) in Taiwan is visiting St Vincent and Grenadines from November 17 to December 5, 2014.

It is the sixth visit of the CCH medical team to SVG since 2010. The team, led by Dr Nina Kao, CEO of the CCH’s Overseas Medical Mission Centre, {{more}}comprises three medical doctors and two nurses with the specialties of Anesthesiology, Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture, Otorhinolaryngology, and Intensive Care.

During the visit, the CCH medical team is working hand in hand with colleagues of Milton Cato Memorial Hospital (MCMH) in providing medical services to Vincentians, including outreach to local clinics located in Calliaqua, Georgetown, Barrouallie, Stubbs Poly, Richland Park, Mesopotamia.

On November 21, Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves and Deputy Prime Minister Girlyn Miguel welcomed the team during a visit to the Prime Minister’s office. Gonsalves and Miguel highly praised the passion and noble spirit of the CHH team in promoting the health of Vincentians, which highlights cordial relations and friendship between the two countries.

Governor General Sir Frederick Ballantyne expressed his heartfelt appreciation on the medical team’s volunteer medical service when the team had an audience with him on November 18. Minister of Health Clayton Burgin also lauded ROC (Taiwan) Government’s and CCH’s continued efforts to provide medical assistance to SVG at a welcome dinner hosted by Ambassador Baushuan Ger.

With further support from the ROC (Taiwan) Government, the CCH was able to send two medical teams to SVG in 2014. The first CCH team visited from May 18 to June 6.

The CCH and MCMH twinned in August, 2010, which turned a new page in medical cooperation between Taiwan and SVG. Apart from sending medical teams, the CCH also offers training programmes for doctors, biomedical engineers, and laboratory technicians from MCMH.