China to provide specialist medical services to T&T

San Fernando General Hospital

A team of medical specialists from China has arrived in Trinidad and Tobago to perform brain surgery on nationals under a Memorandum of Understanding signed between the two countries in May.

Rowley signed MOU

The Ministry of Health said Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley had signed the MOU during his official visit to Beijing in May resulting in specialists from China’s leading neurosurgical medical institute, the Beijing Tiantan Hospital performing “much needed neurosurgeries” for locals.

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Train T&T neurosurgeons

“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 Ministry of Health said.

It said the first batch of doctors arrived in the twin island republic earlier this month and will meet with Health Minister Terrance Deyalsingh on Monday ”to discuss further cooperation in health.”

The statement said that during the meeting, China’s Ambassador to Trinidad and Tobago, Song Yumin will sign an agreement for the donation of specialist equipment for use at public hospitals, estimated at TT$1.02 million