Miracle Mission on its first day in Dominica

Patients at the first day of 'Miracle Mission'
Patients at the first day of ‘Miracle Mission’

On its first day of operation on Sunday, December 4, the Miracle Mission saw a great attendance of people, who came to the Venezuelan Embassy to have the opportunity to get their eyes checked.

The Miracle Mission, which goal is the visual health of population focusing in cataracts and pterygium, started his first session with five experienced Venezuelan ophthalmologists, two of them general practitioners, who were assisted by a dedicated team of Dominican doctors and nurses.

It was a successful day in terms of organization, Doctors and nurses welcomed approximately 200 hundred people who received visual diagnosis.

The session saw the presence of the Cuban Ambassador to Dominica, Juan Carlos Frometa and the National Coordinator of ALBA, Ambassador to Venezuela, Philbert Aaron.

On the other hand, it is important to highlight the presence of Ambassador Hayden Pirela and his staff and especially the support of Dr. Laura Esprit, as focal point in coordinating the Miracle Mission.

The assistance of police authorities, staff of the Ministry of Health of Dominica and staff of the Venezuelan Embassy along with translators for Venezuelan doctors made the Miracle Mission in Dominica a success.

Miracle Mission will continue in Marigot on Monday, December 5; Portsmouth on Tuesday, December 6; Castle Bruce on Wednesday, December 7; Grand Bay Thursday, December 8; La Plaine on Friday, December 9 and the last day will be in St Joseph December 10.

The mission was launched last week and pays particular attention to the less fortunate and elderly who experience vision problems and provides an opportunity for free health care.

This program will occur in two phases with first phase one comprising of a screening process and the second phase involves the surgical processes including the removal of Pterygium and Cataract.

During the launch last week, Health Minister, Dr. Kenneth Darroux expressed gratitude to the ‘Miracle Mission’ for their assistance to Dominica.

“The Commonwealth of Dominica welcomes the ‘Miracle Mission’ as yet another instrument of cooperation and friendship with the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela,” he said.

Darroux said the venture was “very timely” and that the services are “of no cost to the patients.” He went on to mention that the surgical processes will be conducted in Dominica.

Darroux encouraged all Dominicans to partake in this mission and to “ work closely with the health care providers to ensure the success of the mission.”

The ‘Miracle Mission’ has evolved from the bilateral cooperation between the Commonwealth of Dominica and the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.

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6 Comments

  1. December 6, 2016

    So what about the people of Venezuela.. They’re going through hell under their present administration..Why make believe…And yes!!!whilst it’s good to help others you’ll gotta treat your people right…Charity begins at home and then unto your neighbors…

  2. dee
    December 6, 2016

    contd
    yes( A DONKEY ) stopped his bus with a load of passengers and asked me if i came from Henglan and wanted a job with Public Works let dem man do their job , yes he is a donkey so he could be forgiven but what was worse, was the passengers on the bus ( young people ) laughing at his remark . i simply said ” man i’m going back soon , and continued on my merry way still clearing the stones i met in dem people road .
    Now you should understand my sarcasm at leaving my people alone OK

  3. Please help
    December 5, 2016

    So what about people from Scotts Head and Soufriere and Point Mitchelle and Loubiere and Fond Baron and Wall House Giraudel and the rest that could not make it to town on Sunday

    • dee
      December 6, 2016

      Why are you so concerned about people from Scott’s Head and Soufriere nah ?
      leave my people alone Ok. they will fend for themselves .
      Now that is coming from a devoted Dominican who has given up all hope in reasoning with his people ,
      if i may update you with a bit of information.Whenever i visit Da,which is quite often,i make it a point of duty to walk that road,sometimes from Wall House, from Castle Comfort and most recently from Stock Farm. As a young boy my dad was fortunate enough to be the owner of one of three cars in the village. there were always falling stones in the road overnight . the trucks could pass over those stones, but cars couldn’t ,so on our way down to school my dad would have to stop, and i would have to jump out and clear the stones away, this left me with a habit. Walking up the road as my exercise last month, i continued to clear the stones as i went along ,A DONKEY ( yes that’s what he wants to be called) stopped his bus , loaded with passengers (…

  4. cameron
    December 5, 2016

    So sad how our once rich hardworking citizens have become dependent on a wasteful government.

    • December 5, 2016

      Sthu!! U really feel like that’s something good to say? Smh :-x :-?

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