Trinidad and Tobago nationals who are in need of brain surgery are set to benefit from a Memorandum of Understanding signed with the People’s Republic of China to strengthen cooperation in the field of medicine and health.
The Ministry of Health says the MOU, which was signed on May 14, 2018 during the official visit of Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley to the People’s Republic of China, will see the provision of a specialist medical team from the Beijing Tiantan Hospital (the leading neurosurgical medical institute in China) to perform much-needed neurosurgeries for locals.
The MOU also allows for suitably qualified medical practitioners from Trinidad and Tobago to train as Neurosurgery Specialists in China, during the three year period of validity of the MOU.
The first batch of doctors arrived on September 3rd, 2018 and have already begun meeting with representatives at the various Regional Health Authorities to pave the way for the surgeries to begin.
The delegation will pay a courtesy call to the Minister of Health, the Honourable Terrence Deyalsingh, on Monday to discuss further cooperation in health.
During this meeting, the Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to Trinidad and Tobago, His Excellency Song Yumin will sign an agreement for the donation of specialist equipment for use at public hospitals, which is valued at approximately TT$1,022,000.