Government Endorses Miracle Eye Program

Wednesday, October 14, 2015 11:47 AM - George's, Grenada
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ST. GEORGE'S, GRENADA, OCTOBER 13, 2015, GOVERNMENT INFORMATION SERVICE (GIS): The Grenada Government has endorsed and is finalizing preparations for the return of the once popular Miracle Eye Mission Program.

Details in relation to the return and implementation of the program were discussed last Saturday, at the Venezuelan Embassy in Grenada among top Government and health officials from Grenada, Venezuela and Cuba.

The program which is expected to begin later this year was described as a reaffirmation of cooperation, integration and solidarity between the Governments of Venezuela, Grenada and Cuba said Venezuelan Ambassador to Grenada Jorge Alfonzo Guerrero Veloz.

He said the “Miracle Eye” program which was conceptualized by Former Presidents Fidel Castor and Hugh Chavez to solve the differences that existed to allow the improvement of lifestyles in relation to eye services.

With the very success rate of the programs in Panama and Antigua and Barbuda Grenadians are highly anticipating the program’s return and according to Health Minister the Hon. Nickolas Steele, it’s much anticipated.

While the meeting was in progress several people showed up for attendance and to be registered for the program.

The Grenadian Health Minister told the meeting that he was extremely proud to be part of the program and added that the next step will be for the respective Governments and Embassy to ensure that the program begins as quickly as possible and reaches as many people as possible.

“You have our Government commitment, we will do our part in Grenada to ensure that these individuals are here when you return with your doctors, that not only they (patients) will receive the benefits, but the message is spread of the benefits”, Minister Steele told the high-level Government delegation.

Under the next program arrangement, three, ophthalmologists, two internist, two officers of the mission, two support staff from PetroCaribe, and a translator will join similar staff from Grenada.

The program will be executed from the newly redeveloped Eye ward at the General Hospital which Government funded under phase 2 of the General Hospital project.

Following Saturday’s official meeting the entire team toured the facility to see first-hand the new home of the Miracle Eye program.   




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