The Grenadian Government says medical teams from Mexico and the United States are due in the country later this week to help strengthen the local health system cope with the impact of the coronavirus pandemic that has killed 50 and infected 3,841 others since March last year.
Health Minister Dr Nickolas Steele said three doctors and nurse practitioners from Mexico are arriving in the country as a result of a bilateral arrangement with that country while the medical practitioners from the United States are coming under a programme being coordinated by US-based Grenadian Dr Phillip Bonaparte.
The team from the US will include Grenadian doctors and other professionals.
“That team is a mixture of Grenadians and USA medical professionals, and they will be spending at least one week on the island assisting the COVID-19 team at the General Hospital,” said the spokesman for the delegation, Keith Ventour.
Steeles said in addition to the two medical teams, St George’s University, which has graduated thousands of doctors over the years, will also be tapping into their alumni to render some essential service to Grenada.