PM’S NCD vow

Still irked by this country’s moniker as the amputation capital of the world, Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley yesterday vowed to do all in her power to reverse the trend of diabetic sufferers.

Moments after touring a new treatment centre within the Maria Holder Diabetes Centre For The Caribbean, Mottley said she would make all resources and finances at her disposal available to have Barbados as an example to the world, where significantly more Barbadians do not lose their limbs due to the complications associated with diabetes.

She already has an ally.

Director general of the World Health Organisation (WHO), Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus, said he would have discussions with the Prime Minister as a matter of urgency to see how the Diabetes Centre could get financial and logistical support from the world body.

Mottley, Ghebreyesus, Minister of Health Ian Gooding-Edghill, Chief Medical Officer The Most Honourable Dr Kenneth George and Minister of State in the Ministry of Health Dr Sonia Browne toured the new treatment area at the centre located at Warrens, St Michael. (BA)

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