China donates TT$1M in neurosurgical equipment to public hospitals
Trinidad and Tobago benefitted from over $1 million TTD in neurosurgical equipment which was donated for use in the public health sector by the People’s Republic of China.
The donation agreement was signed during a courtesy call by the Ambassador of China to Trinidad and Tobago, Song Yumin, to Health Minister Terrence Deyalsingh on Monday.
The donation is part of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which was signed during the official visit of Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley to China on May 14, to strengthen cooperation in the field of medicine and health.
Through the MOU, a specialist medical team from the Beijing Tiantan Hospital (the leading neurosurgical medical institute in China) will perform much-needed neurosurgeries for locals.
The MOU will also provide suitably qualified medical practitioners from Trinidad and Tobago with the opportunity to train as Neurosurgery Specialists in China, during the three year period of validity of the MOU.
The first batch of doctors arrived on September 3rd and have already begun meeting with representatives at the various Regional Health Authorities (RHAs) to pave the way for the surgeries to begin.
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