MP for West Kingstown Daniel Cummings said a children’s hospital would have been built here in SVG if the government of the day had health care at heart.
“We hear them talking about people coming here to do operations, and glad to do it, thanks to a team of very competent children specialist, who come here from time to time”.
“They can use the arched, shoddy facilities at MCMH to perform very good operations, and we are grateful for that “.
The World Paediatric Mission performs surgeries in St Vincent throughout various times of the year, not only for children in the state but from around the region.
Cummings said what Vincentians don’t know is that they could have had a state of the art Children Hospital in St Vincent if this government wanted it.
Such an institution would have been possible through the Rotary Club as an agency, Cummings stated.
“It would have been where the current Windsor Primary School is located, in that area; the site was approved, this government placed a stop to it”, Cummings said.
In 2006 the production “Tables will turn” by Jems Theatre was held in SVG, the proceeds were donated to the Rotary Club towards the construction of a children hospital in the state.
Following that, in 2008 Vincentian Earl ‘Ole George’ Daniel and his partner, Joel Butcher, walked across Barbados to help raise EC$1 million for a Caribbean Children hospital to be built in St Vincent and the Grenadines.
The walk the third in a series was held under the theme Walking For Life – Let The Children Live, and was organised by the Rotary Club of St Vincent South, in partnership with the Virginia-based International Hospital for Children (IHC).