The Ministry of Health, Wellness and the Environment, will be establishing an isolation center in Argyle.
The announcement was made by Minister of Health, Luke Browne during a press conference held on Friday morning, to update the nation, with respect to where St. Vincent and the Grenadines currently is, in relation to the coronavirus.
“We are also moving towards establishing our own isolation facility in St. Vincent and the Grenadines and we have some promising leads, in respect to an isolation facility. You may know that before we had air marked a facility in Evesham, to serve isolation purposes, but we have reviewed that decision. I think that we have a promising lead with respect to a property in Argyle, in an area that you may call behind the airport, so to speak, with no buildings or dwelling places in the immediate surroundings,” said Minister of Health Luke Browne at a press conference this morning.
Although there is no presence of COVID-19 in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, to date, the Ministry is facilitating training sessions for staff on how they should respond to any case that may arise.
“We’re carrying out training sessions for staff, including staff working at ports of entry involved in surveilance; medical nursing and other staff. We’ve had some information sessions, on how you will treat, manage and respond, any cases that may arise. So we’re working on several fronts in that respect,” the Minister said.