St Kitts and Nevis: The Ministry of Health is initiating the investments to expand and enhance the capabilities of the radiology department. The investments are being made to ensure that the healthcare infrastructure meets and exceeds the needs of the local community.
Appreciating the unwavering dedication of the health ministry, the health minister Dr Terrance Drew mentioned that the healthcare services aim to bring high standards. He said that there are areas where improvements are necessary to be made.
Moreover, the health ministry is committed to the policy to improve, recognize and address the shortfalls of the system continuously with urgency and dedication.
Considering the initiatives, the ministry has expanded Radiology Department and currently employees the highest number of radiographers at the JNF Hospital with total seven certified individuals.
With the expertise of minister Drew, Ministry of Health has taken significant step forward to improve the accuracy and quickness in diagnoses for patients.
Moreover, advanced equipment were installed such as fluoroscopy machine at J.N.F. for which the training sessions for the staff has already begun.
MRI and CT scan machines are to be installed for deployment in next few months. Further the advancements will improve the diagnostic capabilities, ensuring the residents of the nation to have access to state-of-the-art medical imaging services.
The health ministry is initiating series of actions to raise the concerns through analysis and comprehensive reviews of diagnostic and treatment protocols with evaluation of equipment and staff.
The Ministry of Health has also collaborated with the German Medical University – Universitatsklinikum Schleswig-Holstein (UKSH). The international collaboration was made to review medical practices, especially in radiological matters which are being bolstered through the collaboration with UKSH.
As per the sources, the partnership initiated by health minister Drew, will involve global expertise and innovative practices that will brought to the local healthcare system. World class-training sessions and skill building activities are allowed to continue by local practitioners and radiographers.