The Kalinago Council has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with government for the commencement of service at a medical facility in the Kalinago Territory.
Kalinago residents say they are concerned about the medical facility that was built several years ago but had remained vacant and unused.
Kalinago Chief Garnet Joseph said once the facility is operational, it will solve several problems faced in accessing health care in the community.
“The building was completed over the past three years and closed. We are negotiating with government to allow us to use the building to provide different levels of health care. The main health facility for our area is the Caste Bruce Health Center but that doesn’t work to well with everyone so this is why we wanted the facility built,” he said.
Joseph added, “we were hoping that health specialist could be located at our health center to assist the residents of the Kalinago Territory”.