Prime Minister of Grenada Dr Keith Mitchell has made an appeal for Grenadian health professionals abroad to return home for a bit to help their country during the COVID-19 pandemic.
In a brief statement to the nation during today’s Post Cabinet media conference, Mitchell says Grenada has trained hundreds of doctors and the country needs them.
He says: “I have called on family members where there are nurses to come and give a two weeks, we need you, your country needs you.”
The prime minister notes the island’s nursing staff is overstretched and cannot man every facility.
Mitchell says the continuing deaths of people due to COVID-19 is touching and he empathises with every family who has lost someone.
He says: “We are doing all we can to slow and stop the deaths that are occurring in the country at this time. We are seeing a drop in the infection rate which is a good sign but that by itself does not mean we could drop our guard.”
The prime minister adds that Grenada has passed through many storms before and is confident it will get through the pandemic.
Noting there are debates on the issue of vaccination, Mitchell says for him, there is no debate and the issue is so clear.
The prime minister who has been watching Premier League Football on television, says the thousands in attendance would have had to show their vaccination card and no major problems have been heard about.
“It means if we do what we have to do we will be back again on the football field and cricket field and the jab jab session will come whenever that time comes.”
According to the Grenada COVID-19 dashboard, 10 new deaths were recorded on September 27 increasing the death toll to 130.
Grenada now has 1,795 active cases and has recorded 3,080 recoveries.
To date, Grenada has recorded 5,005 confirmed cases of COVID-19.