The Miracle Mission will return to Saint Vincent and the Grenadines from February 8thto 14th, 2020 to conduct free Visualtesting with the aim of helping persons with limited resources who have vision problems, mainly caused by cataracts and Pterygium.
Testing will take place from 9 am at the following locations:
• Sunday, February 9th: Kingstown Clinic
• Monday, February 10th: Georgetown Medical Complex
• Tuesday, February 11th: Buccament PolyClinic
• Wednesday, February 12th: Bequia
• Thursday, February 13th: Mesopotamia
• Friday, February 14th: Chateaubelair
Head of the Venezuelan Mission, Francisco Pérez Santana along with the Permanent Secretary of Health, Cuthbert Knights and his team of medical professionals, met to determine the logistical needs and work agenda of the Venezuelan ophthalmologists who will arrive in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines in the month of February.
Pérez Santana announced that the Miracle Mission will be in different communities of Saint Vincent carrying out Visual Diagnosis from February 8thto 14th, with a total of four Venezuelan doctors to firstly detect conditions such as cataracts and pterygium. “In this new stage of the Miracle Mission a total of four (4) phases will be carried out; the first is the visual diagnosis to determine the needs of the patient; the second phase is the selection of patients who will do the exams required for the preoperative phase; the third is the surgical intervention and, finally, the postoperative evaluation of the patient”.
In Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, through the cooperation program between member countries of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America – Peoples’ Trade Agreement (Alba-TCP), the Bolivarian Government through the Miracle Mission has carried out 310 surgical interventions mainly on persons who with conditions of cataracts and pterygium; Pérez Santana reported.
CuthbertKnights, Permanent Secretary of Health on behalf of the Government of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, expressed his willingness to carry out this new stage of the Venezuelan Mission as part of the bilateral agenda of these nations.
This new cycle of the Mission is carried out within the framework of the re-promotion of the Petrocaribe Regional Integration Agreement, ordered by the president of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, and has as its final objective to assist 1,998 patients from the five countries that make up this agreement, of which more than 400 persons will benefit from Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.