Work on the new Marigot Hospital is progressing at a quick pace.
That’s according to Prime Minister and Minister for Finance, Roosevelt Skerrit.
Construction began on the New Marigot Hospital in January 2020 and the is expected to be completed in April 2021.
“The new Marigot Hospital will occupy 55,800 square feet, and will be fully equipped with an operating theatre, ICU, in-patient wards, Accident and Emergency, lab services, dialysis unit, x-ray services among other services.”
“Provision has also been made for staff quarters and parking,” Skerrit announced.
Meanwhile, four of the twelve modern resilient health centres promised in last year’s Budget, have been completed.
“Mahaut and Wesley will be completed in August 2020, Bagatelle and Penville in September 2020 and Anse de Mai has commenced. Colihaut, Soufriere and Newtown are expected to commence in September, having finalized all the outstanding land issues.”
Prime Minister Skerrit stated further, “under the PAHO Smart Facility Initiative funded by the United Kingdom, our health facilities are being transformed into safe and green centers, capable of functioning independently for at least 15 days after a disaster.”
“In our Plan, even if communities are temporarily cut off after a disaster, each community will continue to be able to deliver quality health care in a functioning facility.”
Prime Minister Skerrit is confident that Dominica can become one of the leaders in health care services and delivery in the Caribbean – one of the most significant outcomes of the changes and benefits that Dominicans will enjoy in health care.