Basseterre, St. Kitts, January 15, 2021 (SKNIS): A three-member team of senior officials from the Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine (RUSVM) called today (January 15) to express gratitude and offer commendation to the Coast Guard, the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force and the surgical team at the Alexandra Hospital in Nevis for their quick response in assisting one of their students who suffered significant injury in a shark attack. The officials passed on compliments from the trauma team in the USA to the medical team on the island and opined that the surgery was comparable to anything that could have been performed anywhere in the US. It was also said that the quick response obviously prevented the situation from being far worse.
Commander of the St. Kitts and Nevis Defence Force, Lieutenant Colonel J. Anthony Comrie, thanked the team for its compliments and was happy that the training which his officers received was put into action and was equally glad that they could have ably assisted the student.
The virtual meeting was attended by Prime Minister Dr. the Hon. Timothy Harris, Cabinet Secretary Josephine Huggins, Chief Medical Officer Dr. Hazel Laws, Medical Chief of Staff at the JNF General Hospital Dr. Cameron Wilkinson, Commissioner of Police, Hilroy Brandy and Lieutenant Colonel J. Anthony Comrie.
Prime Minister Harris expressed thanks to the RUSVM officials for their words of commendation for the high level of support and professionalism of the government team both at the federal level and the Nevis Island Administration.
Prime Minister Harris indicated that the strong bonds between the Government and the RUSVM will be further strengthened.