Head of the Dominica Nurses Associationc(DNA), Rosie Felix, informed DA Vibes that there has been no avail in the association’s attempt to meet with the Minister of Health and as a result the DNA has continued its protest for the past four days.
At the association’s fourth protest assembly on Mar. 28th,2019, Felix informed DA Vibes that she is requesting an apology from the Minister of Health, Dr. Kenneth Darroux. She stated that Darroux accused the DNA of being at fault for the migration of Dominican nurses.
“Would you think honestly, we would encourage our nurses to go away? Well I know the accusation was directed at me. Well he was right to say that we shouldn’t be doing that but it turns out to be a false accusation. We wouldn’t do that”
“He needs to apologize and work on the issues to encourage nurses to stay. Nurses will always go away, if a nurse is going a way to join her husband in America compared to if a nurse is running from the system because the work conditions are so bad. Some of the nurses are telling me they are just waiting for their time to come to leave this place.”
Felix said that the statement from the Minister of Health was made at the House of Parliament and she has since written to him for an apology which he has not yet provided.