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& current Polyclinic II is now equipped with a lab

There is good news coming from the Dr. Otto Rodriguez San Pedro Polyclinic II. During the visit of members of the San Pedro Town Council (SPTC) on April 19th officials from the clinic announced that for the past three weeks, the clinic has extended its services to include laboratory testing. The Mayor of San Pedro in turn informed the management of the Polyclinic that a parcel of land has been secured for the construction of a new 24 hour hospital. The welcome news came after both parties held discussions over several issues affecting the delivery of healthcare on the island.


Mayor Guerrero informed that a parcel of land has been identified for the construction of a hospital. According to the Mayor, the Ministry of Natural Resources has identified and secured a piece of property opposite Bowen and Bowen's Cristal outlet on Blake Street all the way north to the San Pedro Family Fitness Club adjacent to the airstrip. The Mayor said that the land has been transferred to the Ministry of Health who will have to identify funds for the construction of the hospital. While funds can take years to be allocated, the Mayor hopes that the hospital is constructed within the timeframe of the current central government administration.


Also welcoming was the news that the Polyclinic is now equipped with a laboratory service. According to the recently hired laboratory technologist Marie Carmen Chi, the lab can conduct full hematology (full blood count test), serology and chemistry tests. In addition various urinalysis and parasitology tests are also being conducted. Chi explained that while the laboratory is open daily, samples are taken from 8AM to 10AM in order to conduct tests and have the results the same day.

Click here to read the rest of the article and see more photos in the San Pedro Sun

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I don't know how long it will take to make this a reality but if this projects gets completed it is great news for the Island. We have talked about this on this board many times.

I'll say one thing this new mayor seems to be doing and saying the right things. He is moving San Pedro in a good direction. smile

The other thing is I was talking to a local businessman the other day and was informed that a fund raising event was being formed to buy a reconditioned kidney dialysis machine for those on the Island requiring such. Another positive move and maybe the Mayor's energy is catching on.

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All good!

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from a friend.....

The government has taken over the property and I know that they were asking Town Board to clean it up because of crime. People hide in there. You have Bowen and Bowen next door and Caribbean Depot where the senior citizen was robbed.

It would be nice if the Town Board can cut the clean the property because it is a hazard and it would help with crime situations for the neighboring businesses.

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There have been a number of muggings there. We can put in a request for the town to clear it and then keep it clear. That way it can be used as a soccer field etc while we wait to break ground.

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