[www.inewsguyana.com] – The Ministry of Health will be sending 11 children with life threatening cardiac problems to Dominica for surgery, as a result of a collaborative effort among the Calgary University, Baby Heart (an international Non Governmental Organisation (NGO) and the Ministry.
This decision was made after a team from Calgary University visited and conducted screening for cardiac related illnesses. The children were chosen among many diagnosed during this process due to the seriousness of their cases. The Ministry of Health will be financing the surgeries and will assist the parents in obtaining their Passport, but they will have to undergo the process of acquiring visas. Surgeries are expected to begin on January 20, 2014.