Three strokes every two days
Minister of Health?Donville Inniss, has expressed concern that there are three stroke victims every two days in Barbados.
Inniss revealed the statistic yesterday when delivering the keynote address at Network Consultation 2012, the second Diaspora Conference organised by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre.
“Some of you may be amazed to know that we have at least three stroke victims every two days and this certainly is a sizeable amount,” said Inniss, who noted that his ministry had made ardent strides in reducing the impact of chronic diseases.
Inniss said that over the years, the ministry had adopted a multi-pronged approach to treatment and monitoring of these diseases. (MK)