In light of rising COVID-19 cases in Grenada, which have put increasing pressure on the health system there, a group of Grenadians living in Barbados has reached out.
Recently, the group donated a range of medical supplies to their homeland as they sought to play a part in beefing up the health system to meet the current challenges.
Speaking on behalf of the group, Dr Wendy Grenade said she was hoping the items would go a long way in helping to tackle the problems brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Dr Wendy Grenade
To date, Grenada, which has a population of around 112,500, has recorded just over 5,600 positive COVID-19 cases and 117 deaths linked to the viral illness.
“We have a wide array of medical supplies and we are hoping that it would make a contribution to help strengthen the resources in our health system in Grenada,” said Grenade.
She expressed thanks to those who provided the much needed assistance, pointing out that a decision was made to form a planning committee to mobilise the assistance given the COVID-19 situation in Grenada.
“We organised, we mobilised and we are thankful for all those who gave supplies, those who provided funds, and those who gave of their time to help this cause in Grenada. Grenada is our home and we are really thankful,” she said.
Stating that Grenadians in Barbados were “distraught” over the current situation in the land of spice, Dr Mary Radix said: “We just want to show the people of Grenada that we may not be physically in Grenada but our hearts are still with them and we will do everything we can to help from Barbados”. (PR)