The Federation Is On Top Of Health Care
Basseterre, St. Kitts – Nevis
October 13, 2009 (CUOPM)
The new members of the Medical Board has a solemn duty to establish, articulate and enforce the very highest standards of professional conduct and expertise, St. Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister Hon. Dr. Denzil L. Douglas said Tuesday.
Speaking during his weekly radio programme “As the Prime Minister,” Dr. Douglas said the Board is charged with protecting the interests of the people of St. Kitts and Nevis where the delivery of health care services is concerned.
Dr. Douglas said the Board is important and its members have assumed a very important responsibility “safeguarding and protecting the interests of the people of St. Kitts and Nevis as far as the performance of health care professionals is concerned.”
“They will do this through the very clear regulation of the practice of medicine in St. Kitts and Nevis, and they will do this in a manner that is consistent with our nation’s broader affiliation with, and membership in, such multilateral institutions as the Pan-American Health Organization, the World Health Organization,” said Prime Minister Douglas.
The new members of the Medical Board are Dr. Patrick Martin, who also currently serves as the federation’s Chief Medical Officer; general practitioner Dr. Mervyn Laws; dental specialist Dr. Keith Blake; surgeon specialist Dr. Cameron Wilkinson; physician specialist Dr. Bichara Sahely and obstetrician/gynecologist Dr. Derrik Jeffers.
“I thank them for agreeing to serve our nation in this very special capacity,” said Prime Minister Douglas.