Business View Caribbean | December 2022

7 BUSINESS VIEW MAGAZINE VOLUME 9, ISSUE 12 CANCER TREATMENTS NOWACCESSIBLE IN DOMINICA—PM SKERRIT Source Caribbean News Now, New Editor, Dec 02, 2022 Cancer patients in the Eastern Caribbean no longer have to travel abroad to have themselves treated. At the launch event of Melissa Poponne Skerrit for Roseau Central Constituency, Dominica’s Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit emphasized that the Dominica-China Friendship Hospital is now capable of offering cancer treatments that used to be inaccessible in the small island nation. According to the Associate Times, Skerrit said that the hospital is the best one in the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS). Officially opened in 2019, the Dominica-China Friendship Hospital acquired its HIFU machine early this year. HIFU is a cancer treatment that uses high-frequency sound waves. In a previous interview, Chinese ambassador to Dominica Lin Xianjiang said he acquisition of HIFU machine along with an MRI scanner “will greatly enhance Dominica’s dominant position in the Caribbean health care sector.” “I was told that Director of PAHO, Dr. Carissa Etienne spoke highly of the project. She said these are world class services, some of which are OPENING L INES O p e n i n g L i n e s

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