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Public officers receive medical care aboard Chinese medical ship

by: - October 16, 2018
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Minister responsible for Health and Social Services, Dr. Kenneth Darroux (file photo)

Public officers have an opportunity to receive medical attention aboard the Chinese Hospital Ship the Peace Ark today.

Minister for Health and Social Services, Dr. Kenneth Darroux, who was speaking at a press conference on Monday, stated that the public officers are very important to the development on the country, and their health should be paramount.

He went on to urge public officers to take the opportunity to receive medical attention aboard the Peace Ark today.

“Public officers are the ones who at times put a lot of effort in to things to make them happen. If it were not for these dedicated and disciplined public officers some things would not run smoothly, and so we have designated a special day on Tuesday for these officers to be seen on the medical ship Peace Ark,” Dr. Darroux stated.

The ship comprises five main medical areas: Casualty transfer, Triage, Outpatient, Inpatient and Evacuation. The ship is outfitted with 8 fully equipped hygienic operating theatres and 300 hospital beds, a medical staff of 120 medical personnel, including 57 medical doctors, 27 nurses, 36 pharmacists, medical technicians, equipment maintenance engineers and other professionals.

The Peace Ark Chinese Navy Hospital Ship arrived in Dominica on 12th October, 2018.