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PM Mitchell consults healthcare officials

 By Caribbean News Global contributor

ST GEORGES, Grenada – Prime minister, Dr Keith Mitchell, initiated follow-up discussions with the health minister and permanent secretaries this week, following his recent series of engagements with nurses, doctors and other healthcare professionals. The meeting discussed the wide-ranging feedback coming out of the discussions with the frontline workers, announced

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“Psychosocial support was an area of critical concern shared by frontline workers and the ministry of health has already made those services available. Efforts are also underway to secure additional support to provide both in-person and virtual counselling. The ministry of health has also started providing care packages for persons who test positive for COVID-19. These packages include masks, an Oximeter to measure blood oxygen levels and a thermometer, as well as guidelines for home care.”

According to the government department, the ministry of health mobile teams have been deployed as part of the ongoing series of pop-up vaccination and testing clinics, to help minimise the number of persons using public transportation after being exposed to a positive case.

“Prime minister Mitchell has been assured that the ministry has sufficient stocks of masks and other personal protective equipment (PPE) and based on the high rate of use, there is ongoing procurement of these supplies,” additionally “job security for workers is also a recurring subject of conversation and while this issue extends beyond the healthcare sector. The government is committed to pursuing the appointment of persons based on relevant criteria, experience and performance.”

Prime minister Mitchell concluded with an acknowledgement “that the separation of the ministry under the guidance of two ministers and two permanent secretaries was an excellent decision that has resulted in greater efficiency and more issues being addressed.”



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