In the next few weeks, residents of the Marigot district will be presented with the plans for the new Marigot hospital.
This was announced by Prime Minister Hon Roosevelt Skerrit at a town-hall meeting held in New York over the weekend.
Addressing the crowd gathered, the Prime Minister informed, “we are making tremendous strides and I will be in a position in the next few weeks present to the people of the Marigot health district new plans for the hospital.”
Plans for a new hospital in Marigot have been spoken about for a while now and have been the cause for contention in that constituency. The Government anticipated that a grant of US$5 million pledged by the Mexican government would already have been forthcoming for the construction of the new hospital. However, at that meeting Prime Minister Skerrit noted, “that process is going a bit too slow for me and I’m looking at using our own funds to build this new hospital.”
He said that the new facility will be equipped with all the equipment necessary to ensure that all situations can be attended to limiting the need for patients to travel to the island’s main facility for medical care.