Newsline Health (February 25)

A group of investors from Europe and the French Caribbean have been exploring the possibility of providing medical evacuation services to the English speaking Caribbean.

The initiative is being spearheaded by president of the Guadeloupe-based Caribbean Aviation Centre for Excellence, Lucien Plaisance.

He told (CMC) he received positive feedback from the representatives of the French overseas territories.

Director General of the Social Security Fund of Guadeloupe, Henri Yacou, said while there is a system for cooperation on health care, it is not organised.

Islands in the Dutch Caribbean are also considering the proposal for medical evacuation.

The discussions are ongoing. And Plaisance is confident that Caribbean countries will buy into the project.