For years our children have been faced with substandard health care and in some instances no hope. The most recent plight of a young couple whose 7 month old daughter’s need for immediate organ transplant has highlighted the importance for measures to be set up to assist citizens of T&T.
It was with this vision that the “Children’s Life Fund” was set up under this administration, an initiative which has been able to assist children in need of life-saving surgery and other medical procedures not currently offered in Trinidad and Tobago. In the case of the 7 month old, it was also heartening to see that corporate Trinidad and Tobago also stepped up to provide financial assistance. What this is testament of is that Government and the private sector can work in harmony to help citizens in need.
Initiatives like these give us hope in the future for this country. They give us a sense of confidence that those entrusted with our country’s leadership have our citizen’s interests at heart. It is with a sense of eagerness that we look forward to even more projects to benefit the children of T&T, such as the much anticipated Children’s Hospital.