The St Matthias Charities Inc has once again demonstrated its unwavering commitment to the development of the local health services with a presentation to the Ministry of Health, Wellness and the Environment.
On June 14, medical equipment and other supplies were handed over to Ministry officials during a ceremony at the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital. The charitable organization, which is now in its seventh year of existence, has this year provided medical supplies including: canes, crutches and wheelchairs in addition to major medical equipment including an automated dental chair, an EKG machine and two crash carts.
In his address, President of the St Matthias Charities Inc Pastor Robert McBarnett said that his organization has, to date, imported nine containers, including two 40-foot containers of medical supplies into the country.
McBarnett said that a major goal of the organization is to provide EKG machines to every health centre across St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG).
The president further noted that although the organization is particularly focused on providing supplemental provisions to health centres across SVG, it will later this year embark on new initiatives targeting youth development, particularly in sports and nutrition.
Minister of Health, Wellness and the Environment Luke Browne expressed his gratitude on behalf of the ministry and by extension the government and people of SVG, to the St Matthias Charities Inc for their dedication in providing yet another substantial contribution to the nation’s health care services.
Browne commended the organization for their continued support and encouraged other organizations to come on board with such a profound initiative as this one.
The St Matthias Charities Inc. will be furthering its scope of assistance to include upcoming missions to Grenada, Carriacou and Petit Martinique next year.