PM Douglas aims to boost medical tourism during visit to India

St. Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister the Right Hon. Dr. Denzil Douglas

BASSETERRE,ST. KITTS, APRIL 9TH 2012 (CUOPM) – As part of the government policy to promote medical tourism and diversify the islands tourism product, St. Kitts and Nevis’ Prime Minister the Right Hon. Dr. Denzil L. Douglas met with the owners and operators of a major hospital facility in India.

The hospital is already engaged in providing tertiary specialist medical services.

Prime Minister Douglas discussed investment in a similar facility on St. Kitts and Nevis to provide high quality medical care, exchange of specialists, increased hotel capacity and improved occupancy rates and opportunities to generate new local employment in both the hospitality and medical health sectors.

Prime Minister Douglas is accompanied by His Excellency Mr. Kevin Isaac, St. Kitts and Nevis’ High Commissioner in London and Senior Assistant Secretary in the Office of the Prime Minister, Ms. Beverly Knight.

The St. Kitts and Nevis leader is the second Caribbean Prime Minister to visit India this year. In January, the Hon. Kamla Persad-Bissessar, the Prime Minister of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago visited the Asian nation.

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