Chinese government donates advanced medical devices to Dominica

Medical Director, Dr. Ruby Blanc-Hunter (right) receives the equipment from Chinese Embassy Official Wang Quanhuo

On March 13, Dominica-China Friendship Hospital received some advanced medical devices, including full digital colour Doppler ultrasound diagnostic system, wireless full digital ultrasound scanner, 24-hour Holter, 24-hour ABPM, wolf laparoscopic needle holder, Konky laparoscopic Hem-o-lock pliers and clamps, portable slit lamp, contact fundus laser Diagnosis mirror, etc. These medical devices with high technology and practicability are donated by the National Health Commission of China to the Ministry of Health, Wellness and New Health Investment of Dominica and the Dominica-China Friendship Hospital. The donation handover certificate was signed by Mr.Wang Quanhuo, Chief of Economic & CommercialOffice of the Chinese Embassy in Dominica and Mrs.Leticia Lestrate-Wyke, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Health, Wellness and New Health Investment of Dominica. These devices will play an active role in medical diagnosis and minimally invasive surgery.

Mr.Wang Quanhuo introduces China’s practical experience and decisive achievements on the fight against the COVID-19 that people are most concerned about at present. Wang said that COVID-19 is spreading all over the world and threatening people’s health and safety. Under the leadership of President Xi Jinping, China has adopted the most transparency, comprehensive, large scale and strict measures to control the virus spreading. Millions of people were united to fight against the epidemic. In less than 20 days, two specialized hospitals and 16 mobile cabin hospitals for treating infectious diseases were built in Wuhan, Hubei Province. More than 300 medical teams were organized nationwide and more than 40000 medical staff were sent to support Hubei Province. A decisive victory in the fight against the corvid-19 was quickly achieved. On March 13, only 11 new cases were diagnosed in China, while 1430 cases were cured and discharged at the same time. Until March 13, a total of 65541 cases was cured. In China, it can be said that the cold winter is about to pass, and the dawn is just around the corner. Mr. Wang said the Dominica government announced that it would donate 10000 masks to China, of which 4050 masks had arrived in Wuhan, China. The Government of Dominica has also repeatedly stated its firm support for China’s fight against the COVID-19, for which the Chinese government sincerely thanks. Wang said the Dominica government is making every effort at present to prevent the emergence of COVID-19 here. China is willing to share its experience with Dominica. The Chinese Medical Team can also play an active role, and the Chinese National Health Commission is willing to donate test kits for detecting the COVID-19.

Mr.Wang Quanhuo mentioned the construction of the Dominica-China Friendship Hospital Project is progressing smoothly. The project is divided into seven phases, in which the first phase of Emergency Building and No. 1 Medical Technology Building have been handed over and put into use, the second phase of Expert Dormitory Building is about to be completed, the third phase of Outpatient Building and No. 2 Medical Technology Building foundation have been completed, and the fourth phase of Administrative Office Building main structure is about to be completed. If Dominica can complete the removal of the old houses needed for the fifth and sixth phases of Ward Building at the same time in July or August this year, China promises to complete the whole project construction more than one year ahead of schedule. This needs the cooperation of the Ministry of Health, Wellness and New Health Investment of Dominica as well as the Hospital.

In the speech of Mrs.Letitia Lestrade-Wyke, the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Health, Wellness and New Health Investment of Dominica said that China’s help to Dominica is obvious to all. The use of the new hospital building has greatly improved the diagnosis and treatment environment for the patients. The arrival of the Chinese Medical Team has also eased the patients’ difficulty in seeking medical help and contributed to the speciality construction of the hospital. They welcomed and thanked this, and hoped the two countries would continue to strengthen medical cooperation and improve the levels of multiple aspects of the hospital in the future. Though China is experiencing the outbreak of COVID-19, it continues to provide consecutive medical assistance to Dominica. All the work is still proceeding orderly. They thanked the Chinese people for their efforts to help Dominica.


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  1. Marie
    March 20, 2020

    R they sure these items are brand new ? Why does Dominican like free stuff????

    • Rosmund Rossi
      March 21, 2020

      Do you think that all the equipment the US receives is Most things are recycled and they all come from China. Stop being negative. It’s people like you that spread paranoia

  2. Vulnerable
    March 20, 2020

    Attention: Minister of Health and wellness
    We need urgently to have Angiography equipment with trained doctors for performing these vital tests here, in a dedicated Cardiology care Unit / floor. More Cardiologists, Angiologists needed! Siphoning much needed revenue from circulation. Constant traveling, air Ambulance, etc can be effectively curbed.

    • lmckoy
      March 21, 2020

      It would have been nice if you had started out with a ‘thank you’ for that which had been given. It never hurts to show appreciation.

  3. Thank you
    March 20, 2020

    Thank you China God blessed .

    • March 20, 2020

      Most health Care facilities appreciate donated (free) equipment , some hospitals in USA received donated equipment from big companies free, they usually call them donations. China has the technology and is willing to help be grateful and accept the help which will improve diagnostic testing and defer the transfer of critical patient to overseas neighboring islands or USA. Many have died in DCA hospital due lack of equipment to properly diagnosis and treat. Including my mother ( 5/2014) Mable.

  4. uwp
    March 19, 2020

    do they really have a choice

  5. Maybe
    March 19, 2020

    Give me a break all you just go on like Dominicans don’t travel these things you can get it in a private Dr office in the state so stop the crap like is big deal thanks china

  6. The dead don't talk
    March 19, 2020

    When did the Chinese donated medication to Dominica? So why so many Chinese died and are still sick and dying? Would I even tried any medication made in China at this time? I just wish the dead could talk, so they could tell us what symptoms they had and what they died from

  7. Batibou River
    March 19, 2020

    Skerrit is getting the masks back which he donated some weeks ago. Boy what nonsense and monkey business. They are fooling the people on a daily basis.

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