The Prime Minister of St Kitts and Nevis, Dr Terrance Drew, spoke to the people of his country through the monthly interview, Issues SKN. Issues SKN is a monthly interactive session that he attends with the Freedom FM Real EK Right. During his interview, PM Terrance Drew talked about people’s significant problems.
He also assured them that the administration is working diligently to find solutions to these issues. During the July session of Freedom SKN, he made several significant announcements. Some of these announcements pertained to the healthcare sector. The Prime Minister spoke about his government’s initiatives to save children’s lives.
Notably, after assuming office almost a year ago, in August 2022, he announced the government’s intention to fund the life-saving treatment of economically weaker families. Dr also said the country would start renal transplants and dialysis in the federation. He wants to ensure that families who cannot afford to travel for dialysis and renal surgeries have such facilities in the federation.
Dr Drew, the minister of Health in the government of St Kitts and Nevis, asserted that he urges people to live healthily. He asked them to exercise and change their lifestyles to become healthier. However, he clarified that if a person has reached end-stage renal disease, he must have facilities and treatment available.
PM Drew criticized the people who called the dialysis machines old, used and obsolete. He clarified that these machines were for the benefit of the people of St Kitts and Nevis. The prime minister stated that when the country’s people could not travel overseas for their treatment, they were dying sooner than their time.
He noted that the initiatives taken up by the government of St Kitts and Nevis benefit the people. He added that several persons in St Kitts and Nevis were blind because there was no treatment equipment. We had to invest hundreds of thousands of US dollars to bring in modern equipment.
The equipment would help the people who were blind. Accordingly, through technology and equipment, professionals can make sure that they would have the ability to see again. According to Dr Terrance Drew, many of our citizens continue to benefit from that program. Dr Drew said that is one of the programs I’m very proud of.
He reiterated that if we did not have this program, these persons who don’t have access to financial resources to fly overseas and so forth will not have had the opportunity to see it again in many cases. Accordingly, Dr Drew stated that it was another policy to help our people without financial resources.