Ross University commends government for swift, professional action after shark attack

Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine.
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BASSETERRE, St. Kitts — A three-member team of senior officials from the Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine (RUSVM) has expressed gratitude and commended the Coast Guard, the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force, and the surgical team at the Alexandra Hospital in Nevis for their quick response in assisting one of their students who suffered significant injury in a shark attack.

The officials passed on compliments from the trauma team in the US to the medical team on the island. They said the surgery was comparable to anything that could have been performed anywhere in the US. They also said that the quick response prevented the situation from being far worse.
Commander of the St. Kitts and Nevis Defence Force, Lieutenant Colonel J. Anthony Comrie, thanked the team for its compliments. He said he was happy that the training which his officers received was put into action and glad they could assist the student.

The virtual meeting was attended by Prime Minister Dr. the Hon. Timothy Harris; Cabinet Secretary, Josephine Huggins; Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Hazel Laws; Medical Chief of Staff at the JNF General Hospital, Dr. Cameron Wilkinson; Commissioner of Police, Hilroy Brandy; and Lieutenant Colonel, J. Anthony Comrie.

Prime Minister Harris expressed thanks to the RUSVM officials for their words of commendation for the high level of support and professionalism of the government team both at the federal level and the Nevis Island Administration.

Prime Minister Harris indicated that the strong bonds between the Government and the RUSVM will be further strengthened.

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