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Nov 14

PRIME MINISTER HARRIS URGES PUBLIC TO PARTICIPATE IN TOWN HALL MEETINGS ON UNIVERSAL HEALTH CARE

Basseterre, St. Kitts, November 14, 2018 (SKNIS): Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis, Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris, encourages residents in the various communities across the federation to participate in the National Consultations on Universal Health Care.

Engagement with the public began on Monday (November 12, 2018) with a town hall meeting at the Old Boys School in Basseterre. Chair of the National Commission for Universal Health Care, Azilla Clarke, led the presentation on the Green Paper for St. Kitts and Nevis’ Universal Health Insurance Coverage Plan.

The next town hall meeting is scheduled for tonight (Thursday, November 14) at the Old Road Community Centre. Residents in the Challengers to New Guinea areas are strongly encouraged to attend the meeting that runs from 7 pm to 9 pm.

“I invite the public to go out and speak about the quality of health care you deserve,” Prime Minister Harris said at his monthly press conference, which was held earlier today. “My government, by this major intervention, intends to revolutionize health care and put St. Kitts and Nevis ahead of every other nation with respect to the affordability of health care services.”

The prime minister added: “We want our police, health workers, Skills Training Empowerment Programme (STEP) workers, teachers and other civil servants, senior citizens, and young people to have peace of mind, which comes from the assurance that their health needs are covered. The Team Unity Government is serious about health delivery and we will make this happen.”

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