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OECS pharmaceutical service donates medicines to storm-affected member states
Published on January 21, 2014 Email To Friend    Print Version

CASTRIES, St Lucia -- In the aftermath of the trough system on December 24, 2013, which caused death and severe damage to infrastructure in member states, the OECS Secretariat’s pharmaceutical procurement service has activated its disaster fund. As such, St Vincent and the Grenadines has received EC$60,000, while Saint Lucia has received EC$75,000. This funding is critical and will assist with the purchase of essential medicines.

As part of its country support program, the OECS pharmaceutical procurement service (OECS/PPS) has provided this direct financial support for the two OECS member states to purchase the medicines to treat gastrointestinal disease, water-borne infections, leptospirosis and dengue, conditions which are generally more prevalent post natural disaster. The categories of medicine would therefore include oral rehydration salts, antibiotics and intravenous fluids.

The OECS/PPS efforts supplement the intervention of other regional health organisations such as the Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO), by assisting in health care delivery to affected countries after disasters.
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Peter Binose:

I hope you all realise that we haven't had a red cent from ALBA or from any single member of ALBA.

Nothing not even a single sticky plaster dressing, nothing, nada!

ALBA has its own pharmaceutical arm, nada.

Now we can be really aware of just how pissed off they all are because of ‘Wun-Phatt-Pratt’ and all the WIKILEAK episodes. I have them all, I read them whenever I want a good laugh, what an idiot. You can educate an but he will remain an idiot, an educated idiot. A rarer turd than an uneducated idiot, but still very much an idiot.

I suppose its back to all the capitalists and imperialists, they are still good for some scroungability against a good disaster story.

Within 24 hours Trinidad and Tobago were here with a helicopter, brought aid and assistance. Yet we have given them lots of rough treatment over dumping their oil supply and talking crap about their airline. We have not been good friends or kind to them at all.


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