With the start of Barbuda’s Caribana just hours away, revelers, spectators, organizers, and officials can be assured that a full Emergency Medical Team will be on hand in case of any eventualities.
Director of the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Shawn Greenidge made the announcement today noting that the Minister of Health and the Environment, Molwyn Joseph gave the order to have an elite team of EMS Officials posted in Barbuda for the duration of the island’s Caribana festivities.
He said that the initiative goes to show that the Government is looking at Barbuda with keen interest and that Barbuda is not on the back burner.
Apart from Greenidge, the five-member Medical Team also includes, Shellomane Knowles who is an Advance Emergency Medical Technician, Public Relations Officer and Registered Nurse-Morvin Fiedtkou, Jammon Roberts another Advance EMT and Dottie Walker, who is a Basic Medical Technician.
Fiedtkou is also sending a strong message to the party goers and revelers, asking them to know their limit.
One EMS team has already arrived in Barbuda while the other will depart at 6pm.
It is the first time that a full pre-hospital medical contingent from Antigua has been sent to Barbuda to provide medical support and monitoring during the Caribana activities.
With the EMS Department expanding its services to the public, EMS Officials said that they plan to work more closely with Barbuda in the near future.