US Embassy Donates Medical Equipment to Belize Defence Force Healthcare Center

US Embassy Donates Medical Equipment to Belize Defence Force Healthcare Center

The Belize Defence Force’s medical facility is now better-equipped thanks to the US Embassy. Yesterday, the US Embassy handed over a donation of medical equipment to the military force’s healthcare center at Price Barracks. The venture sought to improve the healthcare the facility provides to soldiers and bolster its ability to handle emergencies. Minister of Health and Wellness Kevin Bernard spoke on the donation and says that the United States of America has consistently supported Belize’s healthcare sector.  

Keving Bernard, Minister of Health and Wellness: “Definitely I know that the US government has handed over equipments, different various equipments were handed over this morning. Ultrasound support equipment, things that we use in the medical field and so as you know the US government has always as well  been very very kind to the Belizean people in healthcare and have always looked at how we can improve health services across the country. Diagnostic equipment, different types of accessories that we use with these diagnostic equipment that we are able to provide those better service for our people. So the US government has consistently supported the Government of Belize and our people in assisting us with equipment in various ways. Whether it is in medication, whether it is in diagnostic equipment, whether it is in other peripherals that come along with it and so we are forever grateful for this type of support because at the end of the day these are things that will end up benefiting the Belizean people.”

The donation was valued at $140,000.

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