The nation of Barbados by way of its International Affairs arm, can be getting some key help from different nations, in higher dealing with the present COVID-19 pandemic.
Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley mentioned on Friday that Minister of International Affairs and International Commerce, Senator Dr. Jerome Walcott had been in session with various overseas governments, to safe key personnel and tools to help within the battle in opposition to COVID-19, given the current rise in instances.
“I need to report back to you that the Minister of International Affairs-Minister Walcott has been exceptionally busy this week on my behalf, chatting with various overseas governments. We now have been involved with the Cuban authorities and we now have requested various extra medical doctors and specialists, in particular- two communicable illness specialists, two respiratory illness specialists, two intensive care specialists, two anaesthesiologists, one respiratory therapist and for the lab, we now have additionally requested 4 lab technicians who communicate English, to have the ability to help us within the lab on the (Greatest-dos Santos Public Well being Laboratory),” Mottley revealed.
“On the identical time (Well being) Minister (Jeffrey) Bostic has been involved with the Pan American Well being Organisation, who has dedicated to sending briefly order a virologist who will proceed to coach individuals to have the ability to make sure that we will present respite for individuals who are working exceptionally lengthy hours on the lab,” Mottley additional famous.
She additionally revealed that Minister Bostic has additionally been in deep discussions with the Chinese language authorities with respect to the acquisition of a further cellular lab, which is able to significantly enhance this island’s capability past the variety of machines and personnel already had on the lab.
“That cellular lab is a mixture of individuals and robotics, so it’s not as labour intensive. My understanding is that one such will change into accessible on the twentieth of January and they’re now discussing the logistics of transport and the way finest to get it right here, because of the truth that it’s fairly actually a truck outfitted with all the cellular equipment that we’d like,” Mottley mentioned (RSM)