Ministry of Health and Grenada Diabetes Association Strengthens Partnership

Friday, October 2, 2015 4:27 AM - George's, Grenada
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ST. GEORGE'S, GRENADA, OCTOBER 2, 2015, GOVERNMENT INFORMATION SERVICE (GIS): The Grenada Diabetes Association and the Ministry of Health continue to strengthen their relationship as both entities collaborate to promote good health and wellness among the population.

The latest collaboration was in the form of a donation of ten portable blood pressure monitors, to be used to help people monitor and control their blood pressure.

The machines which were sponsored by the Mathias Foundation in Miami, Florida would be placed at health facilities throughout the St. David's Health District.

President of the Grenada Diabetes Association Mrs. Roslyn Alexis said apart from the blood pressure monitors, the donors had also sponsored several blood sugar monitors and strips for the (GDA's) members.

Commenting on the initiative the Ministry's Chief Medical Officer Dr. George Mitchell said it’s evident; the private public partnership advocated by the Ministry has far reaching effects.

Mitchell said having the equipment is an important aspect of chronic diseases management, but stressed that machines alone cannot do it.

"We need to see the importance of diet, exercise and spirituality to help prevent diabetes", said Mitchell who made a genuine and passionate plea for individuals to heed the call.

Meanwhile Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health Javan Williams said many positive things are happening at the hospital and in healthcare on a whole.

Williams said there has and continue to be many successful operations, meaningful donations and the dedication and commitment of workers who go beyond the call of duty under challenging circumstances to deliver quality healthcare for the people of Grenada.

However whereas persons make little of no noise, and praises are rarely showered on the many positive life-saving things that take place in the public health sector the PS. although called on citizens to be more tolerant and supportive.




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