Construction of new Marigot Hospital could begin soon says Dr. Darroux

The Marigot Hospital was shut down due to mold and fungus

Health Minister, Kenneth Darroux has given the assurance that works on a new hospital in Marigot could begin within the next month or two.

He was speaking at a town hall meeting in Wesley on Wednesday evening.

“Within next month, the next two months, we should see works starting on your Marigot, new Marigot Hospital, rest assured,” he stated.

Darroux said that in the budget estimates for 2016-2017, there was $5-million from British funds implemented by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) for upgrading health facilities around the island, specifically Marigot, La Plaine and Grand Bay.

“Now that we are going to build a new facility, that is the Marigot Hospital, we are now asking PAHO that seeing we are going to build a new Marigot Hospital whatever money that would have been allocated towards upgrading the old facility, can we please use the money to now put what we call solar powering, renewable energy, to make it what we call self-containing, especially post disasters,” he stated. “We know Dominica is a very vulnerable country.”

He stated that new Marigot Hospital has been chosen for spending well in excess of $2-million for renewable energy.

Just recently the Government of Dominica announced that the Government of Mexico was committing US$5 million (EC$13.5 million) for the construction of the Marigot Hospital.

The hospital was first shut down in 2014 due to a severe termite infestation.

Authorities were again forced to close the facility in 2016 due to mold and fungus infestation.

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    April 22, 2017

    Look it! Look it! You catch him with his pants down. All his qualified staffs are side-line whilst less qualified enter through back door. He definitely needs to be replaced. At pmh,no records or communications, only via email, what go so.

  2. tweety
    April 21, 2017

    Good but put a date please. You will sound more genuine.

  3. vier pat
    April 20, 2017

    We have to look for Chinese to give the project

  4. Dan is de man in de Van
    April 20, 2017

    Dr Darroux with a title such as DR. It would seem you are an intelligent person.. please stop using soon come and give us dates and confirmation. We are really fed up with your labah kaka, rat stories……

  5. Hopeful
    April 20, 2017

    If he had a plan he could have given a definite date of when it will start. If these misguided individuals would be honest, they could actually get it started. But I am saying that this is another joke on us. Prove me wrong and start building the hospital.

  6. Zandoli
    April 20, 2017

    Stop with that “soon” nonsense. Soon means nothing. Give timelines and stick to them.
    Not one of our industrial customers would accept “soon” as a delivery date.

  7. Erasmus B. Black
    April 20, 2017

    Coulda, shoulda, woulda and more politics of hope.

  8. star
    April 20, 2017

    soon? how soon? what is soon? i kno alu soon can be 10 years later..

  9. Anthony Ismael
    April 20, 2017

    You mean new health center? What type of materials will be used to combat mold and termites? Or maybe your government plans on using the same engineers who came up with the bright idea of placing Charles Douglas Airport in the river mouth.
    Will this so called new hospital be staffed with trauma surgeons and Operating Room nurses, or will patients from the North succumb to their illnesses and injuries, miles away from the Roseau Hospital on bumpy roads?
    Will there be a pharmacy within the hospital stocked with common medications, or will patients from the North East suffer the indignity of traveling to Roseau for their “Tablet?” How many beds will be in this new hospital? You have an airport nearby. Will you be able to accommodate at least 34 injured people simultaneously? Will it be a level 1, 2 or 3 trauma hospital or just another empty box that insults the needs of Northern residents, instead of fulfilling them? What’s the plan for maintaining that building? Remember, wood ants…

    • April 22, 2017

      Well though of questions and that\’s what we as Dominicans have to do think of what they are saying to us we have to analyse and put forth the right questions. I see you have done some research and that\’s why I do believe their are people at home that will not hide any more.
      Marigot hospital is not just for the people who live there or their surrounding neighbors No it\’s for all of us on the Island I just hope that the Government is not touring with the people on the north because that would be an injustice..

  10. peculiar
    April 20, 2017

    Elections closer than we think

  11. April 20, 2017

    Keep up the good work. The grateful will appreciate it.

    • Nac Vibes
      April 21, 2017

      Slave mentality, why should they be greatful, the government is elected to provide these needed facilities.
      Saying people will be greatful implies begging.

  12. April 20, 2017

    Very soon the people of Marigot with have no more complaints about the hospital. The government will do everything in their power to work swiftly and see to it that the new hospital is completed. I just hope they take care of it. Remember, it’s up to us to monitor our surroundings and check on things before they get out of hand.

  13. snowell
    April 20, 2017

    Though build no hospital for them their previous leader should have done. the one they have now instead of walking about Roseau inciting crimes should pay attention to the good looking people in Marigot and Wesley .

    • Smh
      April 20, 2017

      God forbid you end up needing medical care while in Marigot…think before you speak. A hospital in Marigot is not just for the Marigot people. It’s also for the people who go through the area, especially those who use the airport. A hospital should always be in close proximity to an airport in the event of an accident. Yet you are here playing politics! Grow up! Prime Minister James left office in 2000, 14 years before the first shut down of the hospital, and 16 years prior to the final shut down of the facility. Yet you blaming him? 16 years is a lifetime! Stop playing politics with the country’s affairs! Stop showing that you have nothing more to offer up for discussion other than hot air! Think before you speak, put country before politics! How is the opposition leader suppose to build a hospital? Is a member of government? I swear ignorance is really rampant in this nation!

      • April 22, 2017

        I agree hole heartedly ignorance and don\’t forget hate have taken over our nation and it start from the top down, and their are those who say Dominica is a Christian Island it\’s not.

    • Cee Bee Eye
      April 20, 2017


  14. %
    April 20, 2017

    Darroux are you a doctor brother? What do you mean by within a month or next two months? YOU ARE ONE HELL OF A BAG OF CONFUSION! Man on a doggone matter like health, be specific with the people. You all have money wasting all over the place, similar to what Chavez was doing in Venezuela, but care a doggone “nothing” about the health of the ordinary man, including those who voted you all.
    I am happy and pleased with the constant pressure that HONOURABLE LINTON, has been putting on you IDIOTS and self centered HYPOCRITES…..One day the people will have their hospital again.
    Note that I don’t give WICKED men praises for basic things like a bridge, the provision of water to a community, the provision of toilets or a district hospital…These are basic things that any government will do…PROVIDE SUSTAINABLE JOBS!!!!!!!You all are a bunch of greedies who cant think other that to look after you all selves.

    • Justice
      April 20, 2017

      Your leader condemned the state of the old hospital. Now that the people are getting a brand new hospital you are still unhappy. What’s your stress? People like you that’s making Skerrit look as good as he is. Sometimes it’s better to remain mute.

      • %
        April 20, 2017

        @Justice If my leader SKERRIT condemned the state of the old hospital, then this speaks volume on how he has abandoned his own people. So why then the construction of the new one is no where in sight? Am I correct to say that that he is a wicked leader? Oops By the way when last have you heard Skerrit mention the name of his very good friend “MONFARED”? Do you know why he has distanced himself from MONFARED now?
        SKERRIT MUST GO!!!
        SKERRIT MUST GO!!!

      • Hopeful
        April 20, 2017

        No bloody hospital coming. There is no way a Minister is saying that a hospital will be building but does not have a date. Can’t you all see the incompetence from these losers. The more they lie its the more they keep lying and the more people believe their lies and make excuses. He is talking as if it is a husband and wife trying to build their first home but unsure. We are talking about a Govt, well an incompetent Govt here. All the bases should have already been covered.

    • Same Old
      April 20, 2017

      Your self centered ignorance will drive you in the grave. It was said during a public meeting that the Marigot Hospital was on the Rader. Phycopath jumped on the bandwagon and say When? % don’t you get tired of drinking that stupid bush tea. THE Honorable %, your pressure for Skerro to Go hasn’t been fullfiled. YOUR tune is dying. Go and create JOBS. Use your time wisely.

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