Basseterre, St. Kitts (SKNSOURCE) — One of the steps the Ministry of Health in the Government of St. Kitts and Nevis has taken to enhance the Federation’s healthcare system is upgrading the equipment at the Joseph N. France General Hospital.
Director of Health Institutions Dr. Jenson Morton is responsible for overseeing the Joseph N. France General Hospital.
“With regards to equipment, that is an area that we are taking seriously. If it’s one department that has been crying out for equipment really was the radiology department…essentially it was quite a few things that needed attention. So we are in the process of getting a few things done,” Dr. Morton said during his October 18 appearance on “The Edge” on ZIZ Radio.
He added: “We were able to get a very generous donation of a state-of-the-art ultrasound machine. It came from a supplier and it was very good. It had so many capabilities. Apart from that the Swiss and Italian embassies have also been supporting our radiology department. They donated to us, not just beds for the ultrasound room, but they also donated patient lifts for persons that have difficulty with mobility.
According to Dr. Morton, plans are underway to outfit an additional ultrasound room and upgrade their CT scan services. Additional X-ray machines are being installed at the JNF General Hospital, according to Dr. Morton.
“The Office of the Prime Minister is working with the Ministry of Health to try to see how we can get that done as quickly as possible. That one is in the early stages and the Prime Minister himself will come with some information as it progresses.”
The JNF General Hospital will be able to provide MRI services to the general public by the beginning of next year.