Care Taker for Constituency #8 for the St. Kitts and Nevis Labour Party, Dr. Terrance Drew, is adamant that a MRI Machine should be placed at the Joseph N. France Hospital.
While speaking at a Labour meeting in Constituency #1 on Thursday 14th March, Drew asked:
Where else in the world are human beings forced to share an MRI with monkeys?
Where in the world is the Minister of Health saying to the people it’s okay to share an MRI with monkeys?
Only in St. Christopher!
The NEXT GEN SKN blue print of the St. Kitts and Nevis Labour Party is proposing that in their first 100 days they will install a brand new MRI Machine at the Joseph N. France Hospital.
Photo Caption: Sourced photo of MRI, Magnetic Resonance Imaging.
A brand new machine will accommodate persons of different body variations while addressing a void.
Believing that only humans should use the machine, Drew expressed the sentiment that the:
Price of a MRI scan must come down significantly.
Presently, the cost of a MRI scan varies, (from anywhere between $1700 to $2500 or more) and the St. Kitts and Nevis Labour Party is proposing a significant reduction in cost for Nationals.
Utilising nationals, Drew echoed that scans would be read by local Radiologist rather than persons overseas.
According to Drew, under a new Labour Administration, Dr. Clarke and Dr. Hodge, the two known well-qualified radiologist will be employed resulting in better communication between the doctors and the radiologist.
The NEXT GEN SKN MRI solutions as presented by Dr. Terrance Drew will ensure:
- All images taken at Joseph N. France Hospital are easily accessible to referring doctors. On-site Radiologists allows:
- Accurate and rapid diagnosis of health conditions.
- Discussion between referring doctor and an on-site radiologist at any given time.
- Nursing services will be available on-site for immediate care of any unexpected reactions to contrast or other medical issues.