Basseterre, St. Kitts, December 22, 2021 (SKNIS): Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis, Dr. the Hon. Timothy Harris, during the December 21, 2021 edition of “Leadership Matters” said that an M.R.I. machine is to be outfitted at the JNF General Hospital and that several critical components have been included in the 2022 Budget to help further strengthen the health care system of St. Kitts and Nevis.
“We hear concern regarding the cost of healthcare and we are mindful that Team Unity is working vigorously to deliver a national health insurance policy… In this regard, the cost of healthcare since 2015 has been a matter of concern to us as a Government,” Prime Minister Harris said.
“As a result of the ongoing concerns, we have been able in this Budget 2022 to include measures that would bring major relief to the citizens and residents taking health services at our hospitals. In this regard, I want to make reference to the cost of haemodialysis treatment and cancer treatment which we propose in 2022 to reduce significantly by fifty (50) percent. This will bring significant relief to those who are suffering and are unable to afford the cost of treatment. An MRI machine will be outfitted at the Joseph N. France General Hospital in 2022,” Prime Minister Harris added.