Guyanese-born oncologist Dr Carl Niamatali is the driving force behind a cancer care programme set up in Grenada in the Caribbean with a $1 million donation from telecommunications giant Digicel.
Dr Niamatali previously practiced in the New Amsterdam area in Guyana and was previously the secretary of the Berbice Medical Council
Dr Niamatali said the National Cancer Registry will cater to the needs of countries of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States, at the launch of the programme last Friday.
He pointed out that persons seeking treatment for cancer do not have the luxury of time.
The clinic improves the quality and delivery of care to patients and most of the cases treated in Grenada are breast cancer cases.
More than 300 patients have already been treated at the clinic and plans are in train to expand the service to ensure that every Grenadian has early access to world class cancer treatment right at home, the report said.