Ministry of Health introduce National Health Commission

by: - March 29, 2018
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Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Health and Environment Davis Letang (FILE PHOTO)

The Ministry of Health and Environment has introduced the implementation of a National Health Commission in collaboration with the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) as they work to create an assessment aimed at developing an action plan for Universal health in Dominica post Hurricane Maria.

At a press conference held on Wednesday 28 March 2018, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health, Davis Letang stated that they have accomplished their goal with the visit of officials from PAHO.

“This is a very significant event that we are doing here. We have wrapped up our mission for the visit of the PAHO consultants, who are here to help us look at what we refer to as a recovery plan for the Health System in Dominica as we work towards universal health coverage post Hurricane Maria,” Letang stated.

Letang then noted that the Health Commission was appointed last year by the Government, with the goal of providing direction for the Health Care system in Dominica.

“And at the same time we are bringing a statement to the Dominican public on the role and the work of the National Health Commission, which the cabinet of the Government of Dominica appointed sometime last year, to really provide direction and guidance to a transformation of the health care system in Dominica, so as to address more effectively, the issues of quality in the health system, as we seek to provide improved health services for the population of Dominica,” Letang explained.