The BVI Diabetes Resource Centre has a new headquarters and it was officially renamed the Dr. Jana Downing Diabetes Resource Centre and opened on Friday.
Dr. Downing died last year.
President of the BVI Diabetes Association, Bennet Smith speaking with BVI Platinum said given the service Dr. Downing provided, they found it fitting to rename the centre in her honour.
Smith said she had many diabetic patients who would all sing her praises.
“The kind of attention she paid to diabetics, and in addition to that she was one of the founding members of the BVI Diabetes Association…and she remained the Medical Advisor from since its inception.
Speaking about the relocation, Smith said it is more accessible to the public.
“The former location was in the RG Hodge Plaza. It wasn??t on the ground floor and that was inconvenient for a lot of people because you know a lot of our clients are people who are not as mobile as some of us are, so the main reason was we thought it would be a lot more convenient to be on a ground floor location so this place became available.
He said there??s also a noticeable increase of people coming to the centre.
The new Centre is located in the Georges Building on the ground floor.
BVI Platinum News Correspondent