Health Minister wants less negative talk about PMH

Darroux said good things are happening at PMH

Health Minister, Dr. Kenneth Darroux, has appealed to health care providers to say more positive things about the Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH).

He was speaking at an award function at the institution on Wednesday, following a visit by the President of Dominica, His Excellency Charles Savarin.

“Too often times we hear too much of the negative things and when the positive things happen, we need to speak out about them and I think sometimes the responsibility is yours, the health care providers,” he said.

Darroux gave the example of a woman from Tete Morne, who, he said, was in the ICU and who probably was expected to die. However, she has made a remarkable comeback.

“I saw her on Glover Ward, talking to me bright, telling me she wants to go home to eat her smoked meat. and whatever the case may be, for Christmas,” he noted. “And I think somebody, part of the visiting party, mentioned to her that people need to speak about these things.”

Darroux said too many times people concentrate on the negative things that are being said out there.

“Often time we are the ones who contribute towards a lot of the negativity that is being said out there,” he said. “So when these positive things happen, we need to go out there. The same way we can message Matt in the Morning or other talk show host to give them, feed them, the bad things, I think when these good things happen, we should feel from within to also go out there and speak about the good things that are happening at PMH.”

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87 Comments

  1. Cruise Ship Warning
    December 24, 2016

    Cruise ship visitors must by law have a warning when visiting our nature island that if anything serious (or not so serious happens to them) and they have the misfortune of having to attend the PHM, there is a 99% chance that they will either lose a leg, or die.

    I think that’s fair.

  2. Mein Kampf
    December 17, 2016

    That’s a nice gold watch the honourable gentleman has on his wrist. Very nice! Wonder how much is cost him and who paid for it? A lot of Nigerian politicians have gold watches too!

    Lovely!

  3. The Truth Be Told
    December 17, 2016

    There go the UWP supporters. It is as evident as daylight. We do not expect you to say anything better. This is why supporters of the Labour Party really should not pay you any attention because you are, as always, biased. You are too set in your critical ways. Despite of your criticisms, you are not always correct. You are merely making such statements and cannot help your concrete and consistent ways of criticizing.
    Tell us, if it were Lennox Linton whom you support, would you be so critical? I bet not. Know that he would not be better. May you find out some day to your disappointment.

  4. CareTaker
    December 17, 2016

    The facts remain, proper records must be kept. The director wants to send a doctor to a location ,they pass it through a nurse, after so much gossip, the doctor in turn contact the director, oh! I forget to tellyou.proper records must bekept

  5. December 17, 2016

    My brother and friend this reaction is only possible when the Government’s Negative actions far out-weigh the Positives; do yourself a favor and have all the Positives (not propaganda) listed and let the people be the judges.

  6. Jenny Tollach, RN
    December 17, 2016

    A true account of a recent event as the PMH.

    A young doctor was on emergency duties at the PMH when a man was brought in. The doctor examined the man and found that his heart, stomach and backbone were missing and also half the man’s brain had totally gone.

    The shocked doctor when to his SMO’s office and explained what he had found as asked for guidance. The SMO asked whether the man was still mobile and was able to talk. The young doctor explained that the man was indeed mobile and was apparently lucid although what he said was 100% inaccurate most of the time.

    The SMO said: ‘OK, just let him go, everything is fine’. The doctor said: “Are you not going to see him at least? The SMO responded: ” No need, he has no guts, half a brain, is heartless and talks a lot of bul. He is a politician, perfectly normal state for these guys. Let him go!”.

  7. Anthony P. Ismael
    December 17, 2016

    The same cronies who fly their families out for medical treatment on helicopters are telling the masses to shut their pie-hole and don’t complain. Wow!

    • The Truth Be Told
      December 17, 2016

      If you were in their position you would do the same. Furthermore, if you are in D/ca and you have a medical problem also got into an accident which cannot be treated in D/ca, you could get help from the government to fly you out for medical treatment. Some D/cans have received it. Therefore, cease your negativity. Some of you lack appreciation. One day some people will pay for their words, their negativity. Try changing your negative tone. It will do you well.

  8. Monica
    December 16, 2016

    Can you please tell me something positive to say after my niece just lost her baby because of negligent staff at PMH? SMDH!!!

    • The Truth Be Told
      December 17, 2016

      As sad as you or anyone else who lost a loved one at the PMH, can it be proven that the fault is the negligence of the PMH staff?
      Some people go abroad for treatment and die there. This has occurred to more than one person. They are also from different countries.

  9. CONSCIOUS
    December 16, 2016

    WHEN THE HEALTH MINISTER IS ASKING THE POPULATION TO REFRAIN FROM SPEAKING THE TRUTH ABOUT THE HOSPITAL THAT SAYS HE HAS NO INTENTION OF FIXING THE PROBEMS BECAUSE HE DOES NOT THINK THERE ARE ANY.

    • The Truth Be Told
      December 17, 2016

      DNO allowed your block letters – capital letters?
      You should not make this comment. This is judgmental. Can you read the Health Minister’s mind?

      • Dominica Secret Service
        December 21, 2016

        O yes he can! Everybody can read his mind – a wide open vacuum :)

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  10. Sandy
    December 16, 2016

    It takes a lot to get me to this place, and lord knows .
    What is wrong with our health system ? Everyone who goes to casualty at the Princess Margaret Hospital complains but yet know one does a thing… you can’t ask a question the doctors and nurses get offended and angry most time common sense beats education . Last night the 14th December 2016 . I finally gave up on our nurses and doctors up there , if you people can’t do the job or just doing it for the money quit or go find another profession , these so call doctors and nurses needs to be trained in all areas. Get to know the equipment that you all are working with leave you’ll nasty attitude at the door , dress properly , take out the make- up and false hair , get off that high horse and welcome the people to casualty , it is for healers and sick people. We already know what you all professions are just do the dam job. Some of you all wouldn’t be doctors if it wasn’t for Cuba. Go and do refreshers. CPD’S, Dealing with…

    • The Truth Be Told
      December 17, 2016

      Hopefully, with the new hospital, all this will be rectified.
      A friend informed me her sister was at a hospital awaiting an operation. She was seven days in a hall before she could be attended to. There was a cloth partition around her. That is where she was fed, etc. I would say this is also humiliating. She was not the only one I heard on the news of this complaint that the hospital does not have enough room for all the patients. This is in Canada! We have worst problems here for a big country/city. Patients also die in the hospitals. I feel when the time comes to die we will die.
      From reading certain comments, some Dominicans are just too consistently negative and especially when it pertains to the government. This does not make for a happy, peaceful life and conversation.
      Try to be positive.

  11. bill
    December 16, 2016

    I am absolutely positive that surviving PMH will bring about a stronger belief in the Almighty.

  12. john wallace
    December 15, 2016

    You should go to Portsmouth hospital pharmacy and see how long the lines are ,set of slow pharmacist. I remember it had a young man which was so good and fast with his skills as a pharmacist. He has his own pharmacy now all the good workers leave the system, wish he would come back and show the others how to treat people and work

  13. john doe
    December 15, 2016

    a little position has gotten to ya head kenno. this PMC is ridiculous princess Margarette clinic isn’t doing us the tax payers justice while all of u and u all family run to Guadeloupe and so on for care. shut up garcon and get back to yourself. or maybe this is whom u truly are

  14. Me
    December 15, 2016

    The headline is rather ambiguous. Does Dr. Darroux want talks to be less negative or does he want fewer negative talks?

  15. %
    December 15, 2016

    Can you tell the Marigot people and those from the surrounding communities something positive about their hospital?Your evil regime met a functional hospital in place..Like every other vital thing on island, you all KILLED it!!!!! I have nothing positive to say about PMH….Why do you all avoid going there for medical attention?

  16. %
    December 15, 2016

    Darroux I will continue to criticize,because the government or regime of which you are part of has destroyed the country…There is nothing positive about the health system under your care…PMH is synonymous to death..This death can also be applied to all the other ministries,especially Sports and Agriculture..So from top to bottom,you and your gang in the DLP are imposters,lazy and incapable,and the main sufferer is Dominica.

  17. JoJo
    December 15, 2016

    I think Kenneth Darroux is talking on behalf o Roosevelt, who is becoming more thin skinned in my opinion. He always had that weakness but it is getting worse in my opinion.
    Roosevelt, if you expose yourself to public view you must be more robust and take criticism. I don’t know if you can do that.

  18. December 15, 2016

    One lead by example, if the P.M don’t trust his wife to have his kids born here what are we to expect of the princess margarite hospital?, DOC you are very condescending when speaking to the people of your country , you have been under the p.m. skirt to long you are beginning to smell like pu pu.

  19. nicki
    December 15, 2016

    the truth of the mater is those in authourity need to step up because is more of a morgue than a hospital i dread going there if not for my kids

  20. MUDD
    December 15, 2016

    I don’t care if Dominica is going down as long as skerrit remains as our pm.

    • December 15, 2016

      Oh my, did Mudd understand what he/she was posting.. You cannot tell me that you love hand out that much.

      • Dominica Secret Service
        December 21, 2016

        Ignore him. He is trolling ;)

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    • Tt
      December 19, 2016

      Keep drinking that red clinic koolaid

  21. οἰκονομία
    December 15, 2016

    Everything in Dominica is failing because the people running the Dominica Govt are not the best and brightest on the island.

  22. Vaffanculo_PM
    December 15, 2016

    St Kitts doubles salaries of public sector workers for Christmas, while Dominican ministers crying about small talk on their poor performance well if u all don’t want people to speak stop taking taxpayers money for your salary. People paying taxes and demand better results from you malpapi ministers. I went to the pmh @1:00pm for a flu and had to leave at 5:00am the next day u had one doctor on call, and u don’t expect me to talk, u lucky Dominicans don’t get violent for better service in this country. 8)

  23. December 15, 2016

    I have nothing positive to say. I lost my grandchild a newborn due to the carelessness and negligence of the nurses. Sorry is all you get.

  24. Christiana Urie
    December 15, 2016

    Mr Minster, only when people talk can change come about. You cited one success story; I alone know of many sad terrible stories. Get all your bloody act together and positive things will be said. Things have not changed in years at that hospital. The best health care for citizens is a foundamental right not a priviledge. The majority of Dominicans cannot fly out of Dominica for medical care the way you all can do. On a government’s list of top priorities should be Health, Education, etc.

    A few years ago, I saw a strong able bodied young man die a slow death at the PMH. He fell from a tree, on the head. When he arrived at PHM, he could still speak and recognize his family and friends. He spent 10 days on the ward with bleeding in the brain; no medical assistance, nothing. His family fought to get him to Guadeloupe, chasing after the chief consultant for a medical report which he never gave to the family.

    He was not related to me by blood, but it hurt me beyond words.
    He died.

    • December 15, 2016

      Dominicans it’s your turn so don’t allow any one of those guys to prevent you from speaking out, expose them for the world to hear, the Health system in D’ica is very bad and the PM and his team, just don’t care about it’s people.
      We have to speak because Dem belly full but what about us ?

  25. freegid tree
    December 15, 2016

    Both these guys (him and scare-it) are losers BIGTIME. :twisted:

  26. Deborah
    December 15, 2016

    I love my PM. He can travel to America with his kiddos for health care whilst we have to suck salt at PMH aka gentle rest

    • 'No Respector of Persons'
      December 16, 2016

      Lovely name for the new hospital…..GentleRest

  27. December 15, 2016

    So stop giving them negative reasons to talk :-D

  28. Jennifer
    December 15, 2016

    Well well…. Dr. Darroux I heard you just fought tooth and nail for the PM and the government of Dominica to send your sick father next door for medical treatment…… but we must sing praises of the PMH and accept the lack of basic medical equipment and treatments?

    • Yes, the Cubans and Chines are not capable of treating them, and their relatives in the butcher shop therefore they must find some money out of the government treasury to send their mother, father, and siblings out of the country to get proper treatment.

      The poor, of our country are subjected to those so called doctors who are not even capable of treating a dog. Those who are lucky to go in and occasionally come out are left with either the same problem, or find themselves worst off than when they went in.

      I would like that guy to tell Dominicans when last he or Skerrit, or any of the puppets in Skerrit’s circus had a headache, and went to the Butcher shop; the PMH and took a pill anyone of the quacks prescribed to them. If Skerrit and any of the clown in his circus life depended on any doctor ant the PMH; they would rather die than go to that hospital! oui!

      Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah!

    • Me
      December 16, 2016

      Do as I say, don’t do as I do. The people I love so much are subservient and owe homage to me their Saviour from Itassi.,

  29. Da
    December 15, 2016

    I would like to ask Mr. Darroux when was the last time he had to go to PMH to receive any medical care what so ever?
    You at your level is talking down to Dominicans and expect us to shut up! Your tone alone tells us a lot about the persons and characters in your government.
    I hope you guys remain in Dominica after your party lost the next election so you would feel the true effects of the devastation that you all have done to Dominica.

  30. Titiwi
    December 15, 2016

    With respect Dr. Darroux, people as a rule go to hospital not because they are cheerful, healthy and with the aim to praise governments. Their expectations are to find relieve and get better, mostly positive expectations. So if the medical services perform as is expected that would be normal, and praise is only due where those expectations are exceeded. Equally we need to highlight poor performance and outright failures because that is an area that needs most attention, especially where it concerns people’s health and lives. Criticism should not always be seen as negative but as an aid and reminder to keep our eyes on the ball ans strive for continuous improvement.

  31. viewsexpressed
    December 15, 2016

    Darroux, rewards are not bought from the Red Clinic, or through hand-outs from a bobol Labour government. Rewards are earned and credible and your government and leader offices are questionable. If you create the climate for negativity you will get it and trust me more will come , be prepared, as you all created the Bin Bobol, Fertilizer Bobol and now questions relating to our passports and arrests in Dutch island, we are watching you. YOU and your government are despicable and dishonest and there are too many questions to answer.

  32. Mrs D
    December 15, 2016

    Let the people speak their mind! That’s how it should be. That’s the way things are happening so let them voice it.

  33. JBaptiste
    December 15, 2016

    Compliments begets complacency.

    • Me
      December 15, 2016

      Exactly, that is how the Emperor ended up with no clothes.

  34. bougla
    December 15, 2016

    I had the opportunity to observe the PMH staff at work in November when I took my friend there. I was very impressed. But noticed that at A&E there is still a manual booking in system with lots of paperwork. Surely a computerised network system is essential for the efficient functioning of the hospital. This should be looked at.

    • Dominican
      December 15, 2016

      Well observed! Put some NEP computer trained people on it rather than have them work free for some of our business houses ,paid for by government, increasing profits for indivi.uals and distorting competition. If we pay these young people with our tax dollar let them do some useful work for the community.

    • December 15, 2016

      I offered to create a customised computer billing and records system for PMH back in 2003, using secondhand computers and open source software to keep the costs minimal. My proposal was ignored. How sad that things are no different thirteen years later.

      • jonathan st jean
        December 15, 2016

        Careful Steve,Mr Darroux doesn’t want anything negative said.One would have thought that your suggestion would have been taken up immediately,but no.The PM gives a youth group in his constituency over $100,000.Where are their priorities,for crying out loud.Skerritt has heavy security detail with him night and day.Who wants to harm this toothless,thoughless,defanged tiger.

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      • December 16, 2016

        I asked for a piece of land in order to open a maggot lab for diabetics ;their response to me was” there are people before you who want land to build their house” in between time the PMH is now becoming a butchers shop where the public can ask if they wish to buy only human legs if available…so think of it.

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      • Anthony P. Ismael
        December 17, 2016

        Steve, you are much to pragmatic, organized and forward thinking to be taken seriously. If your proposal was accepted and implemented, then Robin Hood and his merry band of men would be unable to take full credit for it. Therefore, ideas such as yours will never be accepted in this regime.

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      • Bubba Hannah
        December 18, 2016

        Steve, you are wrong. They did not ignore your proposal. It’s just that no one knew what the hell was open source software and thought you were selling them some kind of hot sauce.

        Take it like a man buddy – live and learn. :wink:

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  35. Darroux, if you wish to get a positive feedback on that butcher shop where more people comes out dead than heal; you need to do something about the Cuban and Chines quacks who’s malpractice talant is simply screwing up the life’s of our people.

    Guy; he who feels it knows it; knows it! I feel it, because there quite a few of my relatives who went there for simply medical treatment, and came out dead! The most recent one is my niece who bleed to death due to internal bleeding from injuries she sustained to her head, by been beaten by a criminal. Rather than keeping her in the butcher shop for overnight observation, and guarded; four times she went to that place, and was sent home by your the quacks where she died from the injuries!

    Prior to her the first victim , a nephew of fell off a truck and sustained injuries to one of his rotator-cuff, not even that the quacks could treat, and so his hand withered away! Shut up and find something constructive to talk about, nobody need to…

  36. Mrs D
    December 15, 2016

    The day. Don’t get me wrong there are some very considerate and kind nurses but others are just heartless. This issue of having only one doctor on call is ridiculous! This one doctor has to attend to all these patients. At the event of emergencies and the recent flu outbreak, the hospital was packed. With so many persons like it was a wck jam or something. Yet how many doctors? No medications at hand. A poor person has has to look into going by bullseye to get medication- that same money they would have to use on their meal or children. Something’s needs to be done! Health care is supposed to be priority! Too many people are dying carelessly. Government step up ASAP plz.

    • viewsexpressed
      December 15, 2016

      Heartless, must be the environment and lack of resources.. A house is not what makes a family, it is the home that keeps the family together.

      The House and Parliament has a bad Parent who speaks loudly and out of line, tasteless all in favour of a head of the House , a questionable PM Leader.

    • RIP #sweetchild
      December 15, 2016

      so their money is to sewo and buy nice clothes and shoes, the refuse to pay the $5.00 foe medication. the pharmacy at PMH should only be for IN-Ward patients. everyone else should go to the PRIVATE pharmacies.

    • We are not talking about nurses.

      Nurses do not diagnose, or prescribe medication to patients, they can only do what the treating doctor wrote on the patient’s chart to do, they can only give the medication the doctor proscribes and in what dosage. If the doctor proscribes a 20 mg pill to be taken three times per day, the nurse must follow the doctor’s directive right or wrong!

      You need to understand if the treating doctor missed -diagnose the patient, whatever treatment he/she recommends will not work because they will be treating the wrong illness, and that is the cause of so many people loosing their life in the PMH.

      The incompetents of the quacks who do not know what the hell they are doing is the problem, so no matter how nice is a nurse the individual niceness will not save a life.

  37. Shaka Zulu
    December 15, 2016

    Ok we will make up stories and tell lies.

  38. Peace
    December 15, 2016

    Dr. Darroux, I love my PM but with all due respect (and politics aside) PMH sucks!! People will say good things about it when good things start happening there. The fact that our people catch a fright when ever they hear that they or their loved one have to go the Princess Margaret speaks volume. DO YOUR JOB!! Build up our health care infrastructure and stop this nonsense talk.
    Merry Christmas!

    • Browneyesgirl
      December 15, 2016

      I commend your statement. … it’s high time we the people advocate for ourselves. .. a few more should join in.

    • Hmmmm
      December 15, 2016

      Why don’t you ask the PM that you all love so much to DO HIS JOB. One set alone that not doing their jobs when, in actually they are doing more than their share. If you all only knew!

    • Nessy the Loc Ness
      December 15, 2016

      Ask the PM you love so much to do his JOB. So, wait, the minister of health is minister of finance noW??? Tell your PM to do his job, which might include not trying to sell the country.

  39. Mrs D
    December 15, 2016

    Just this instant a lady makes it successfully out of ICU and we are expected to comment positively about the hospital and staff??? What about the times when someone has to wait hours upon hours to get attended to be it young and old. U walk in, there is no one to take the notes , nurses at the back, speaking, laughing or even strolling. Call on them they are more upset and annoyed than u the sick person. After waiting how long, they call u in for assessment afterwards u have to wait how many hours to see the doctor during whichever time your situation gets worse. I have seen and witnessed these things children, babies, elderly. Fever get some worse, pain reaches to a point where it is excruciating, vomiting constantly. And it’s heart breaking to witness these things happening. Calling on the nurses they say that there is nothing they can do. Some of them even put “people of authority” before those who have been there way hours before. Some of them who haven’t had a meal for…

  40. jonathan st jean
    December 15, 2016

    Are these guys planning to make Dominica a totalitarian state and take away the right of the people to freedom of speech.Every minister of government comes on telling people what views to express.They only want folks to say things are great when the people are living in a different reality,where things are not great.I suspect that the government ministers think that common people have it as good as they do.When they need medical attention they are sent overseas but most people don’t get this help.It reminds me of the leadership in the Communist countries who lived like people in the Western world developed economies,yet did not want their citizens to say anything negative about the country.Mr Darroux just do your job,and when the people experience a good result they will say so.Stop telling people how to speak and what their experience is.

    • dayandnightvision
      December 15, 2016

      jonathan st.jean I keep asking you What have you done for your community, your country lately if anything at all?

      • viewsexpressed
        December 15, 2016

        If you don’t know shut up. Where have you been in the 1980`s and 1990`s.

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      • Peace
        December 15, 2016

        Civic engagement is good and all citizens should do all they can to improve their communities. But Dr. Darroux is being PAID to do something for the community and country lately and every day. For Mr. St. Jean, like most of us, it is optional. For the government and and the civil service, it is a requirement, aka . their paid jobs.

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      • jonathan st jean
        December 15, 2016

        Please quote me the section of the Constitution of Dominica where it states that I have to tell you what my contribution to the country is before I or any other person can exercise their right to free speech.Don’t disappeared now.I’m waiting to hear from you pal??

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      • jonathan st jean
        December 15, 2016

        @dayandnightvision,i am assuming that it’s not the first time that you have asked this question of me.You just don’t get it Please show me which section of the Dominica Constitution states that I have to provide you proof of my contribution to the country before I or any other Dominican will be allowed to comment on matters pertaining to the country.I will be watching this space so please don’t hesitate to post the proof supporting your contention.I am waiting for your response pal???

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  41. hmmm
    December 15, 2016

    he will tell people what to say

  42. 1979 is forever....
    December 15, 2016

    Mr minister….talking about it is the only way the people know how to get allu to act…so when we need something done…we talk about it….its ur choice to take it ass negative or to constructively build on it!!!!!!!!

  43. 1979 is forever....
    December 15, 2016

    In other words!! jus take what you get and hush your %%% . You all not important like us. If you have land we will fly you out for treatment like we do when we sick..if you don’t have means, it means you not nobody…so just hush and drink them two paracetamol dere and free there up because it have other people after you..

    • A. George
      December 15, 2016

      no its called having balance… dont always state the bad… state the good too… that’s all the man is saying.

      • Major56
        December 15, 2016

        And when the bad outweighs the good, what then? Lie? 8-O 8-O

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      • Me
        December 15, 2016

        When the bad outweighs the good it is time for chance, simple isn’t it?

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  44. Massacre
    December 15, 2016

    So tell us the positive things that are happening at Princess Margret Hospital to talk about! When a patient can’t get a bandage or tablets but the pharmacies in Roseau have them , what do you want us to say?
    First of all I think it is time to change the name to something more Dominican. Dominica General Hospital is ok for me.

  45. 1979 is forever....
    December 15, 2016

    Leh ei bon nous kay dit ei bon…. mais eei pas bon actuelment, cest pourquois moun ca dit EI PAS BON….AYE AYE avec messieur yo!! yo pa mem vla moun parle pour sante’ yo…..zor bien mody!!!

  46. committed
    December 15, 2016

    Darroux you are speaking rubbish. It conditions at the hospital are deplorable and often times a hazzard,you don’t expect them to talk about it.
    Before you and your bunch have a “Boe boe” you all take a private plane to wherever.So shut up.

    • A. George
      December 15, 2016

      Actually I spent 5 days there and was pleasantly surprised. Very clean. Most staff were pleasant and all helped as they could. The biggest issue I had was too many patients phone ringing in my ears…. lol

      • views expressed
        December 18, 2016

        ,,……and an incompetent, corrupt Labour government. They have failed us Dominicans……

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  47. Reasoning
    December 15, 2016

    :?: Is this what a health minister goes to the -mort-pit-al to address the health care workers about :?: This man more ……. than we think :?: If your mum and dad remain any spiritual and moral principles in them, they need to advise you on leaving this rogue regime you are a part of!!!,

  48. Really
    December 15, 2016

    Wow!!! Dr. Darroux am certain that you are aware in every facet of life people need correction, and sometimes because of stubborn behavior a verbal reprimand or even physical. Well, with the culture of secrecy in Dominica, how else do you propose making the medical professionals know they need to constantly work with vigilance or the government provide them with the facility, equipment and training to dispense the care we deserve? Yes we need to highlight any institution success, but with the current state of affairs it seem like the proverbial wipe has to be cracked to get government to do things or respond. It is my belief that most Dominicans understand that the medical professionals need help and are possibly happy for the pressure being exerted on government to provide them with the requisite assistance. After all you being a medical doctor are not too far removed from what is going on and given that you are on the policy side aka government side has to shore up your ministry. Ok!

  49. Lang Mama
    December 15, 2016

    If the PM and his wife refuse to have their kids born at the same hospital it is certainly not a flag bearing statement by the leader of the country and his wife. Action is much louder than words Darroux.
    We know that the DLP has mastered the art of illusion and have manage to get the people to sing some thing happening even while their backs are breaking.

    • Brutally Honest
      December 15, 2016

      @lang mama,
      Most Dominicans are so “mal palant”, while most of our healthcare workers have no regard for patient confidentiality. Why then should the PM’s wife have her kids at PMH, thus risking the possibility that before she even lies on the bed, all Dominicans would already have knowledge of what her private parts look like with maybe even photos? Hundreds of Dominican women have their children in the US annually and they the parents, are not even US citizens. Mrs. Skerrit is a US citizen and can do likewise since as I write, the majority of the young kids we have running around Dominica already have US passports from since they were two weeks old.

      • The Truth Be Told
        December 17, 2016

        They deliberately go to the US to have their babies so that their children could be US citizens which is an advantage for them in future. It is taking advantage of an opportunity. Yet some of these complain about the PM and his wife and the PMH. I think the President elect Donald Trump will change this someday.

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    • December 16, 2016

      I am not adding any thing to what you have said because exactly what you are saying I have said it before over and over…

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