Marigot Hospital remains on the cards says Dr. Darroux

Mold and fungus forced the closure of the Marigot Hospital

Health Minister, Dr. Kenneth Darroux, has announced that the Marigot Hospital remains on the cards for the government and will be rebuilt, post-Hurricane Maria.

The hospital was shut down in 2016 due to mold and fungus infestation and speaking a press briefing last Friday, Darroux gave the assurance that work will commence on the new facility soon.

“We have to continue the Marigot Hospital, it is still on the cards,” Darroux said. “In fact, just yesterday (last Thursday), we would have gotten the good news from the government of Mexico that the final signature has been put to the funding for the Marigot Hospital.”

The government announced in March that the Mexican government had committed US$5 million (EC$13.5 million) for the construction of the Marigot Hospital.

Darroux went on to say that officials at the Ministry of Health are now finalizing documents for the demolition of the old Marigot Hospital, “so the site can be cleared and construction begins on the Marigot Hospital as soon as possible.”

He said the scope of the work must be visited,

“As I said now more than ever we have to ensure we visit the scope of work to ensure the Marigot Hospital is built giving its strategic location in the northeast, airport, our main airport etc….” Darroux pointed out.

The Marigot Hospital was first shut down in due to severe termite infection.

Earlier this year, in April, Darroux said works on the new facility could begin within ‘the next month or two.’


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  1. Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
    November 25, 2017

    Marigot Hospital existed long before Roosevelt Skerrit; puppet Darroux,  and the rest of the cabal, and acolytes were born, and served our country and people well, however, neglect over the almost twenty years, rendered the hospital to dilapidated to a of no repair!

    Darroux is a nobody in Roosevelt government; he has no authority to dictate what is on card: Dr. Punjab  that  Mountain Chicken Carpaud (crapo) mentality is the only man who dictates who gets what and when!

    If they had no money to get rid of some rats, rodents such as cockroaches, where are they going to get money to build new hospital?

    All the diplomatic passport money that should build a new hospital in in the pockets of three of Dr. Mr. Punjab Mountain Chicken Mentality pocket. If is one reason I like Maria, is I hope it blew the so called hotels away, blew the corrupted passport money away: what comes light Maria had to destroy!


    Congratulation Maria!  

  2. November 22, 2017

    Because Marigot is not part of the ruling gov’t constituency, the village tend to be outside looking in, Prime Minister Skerrit should and must use his initiative to make sure that the village have a refurbished heath center, Is that to much to asked for? Retribution have a common way of getting at us, apparently lessons are still not being learnt.

  3. November 21, 2017

    We need a hospital close to the airport , God for bid some accident happened at the airport . Everything is upside down in Dominica ??You people are joking with peoples lives . Even if you people didn’t win in Marigot please do the right thing. This politic thing is getting to dirty now in DA.

    • November 23, 2017

      How close you want it aint Marigot is were the airport is should we build it at the end of the runway?:

  4. Ross student
    November 21, 2017

    worst minister of health ever!!!!! this is the worst health crisis ever the minister of

  5. Paul Rossnof
    November 21, 2017

    Of course it does BUT haven’t we already heard this 3 years ago. Lies, lies and more lies…

  6. Shameless
    November 21, 2017

    :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: Darroux you full of it. Ask your boss what is his opinion on that and then come and see me. You know darn well that money was already going to be diverted before Maria so STOP the political nonsense. Man, jah MUST quail allu 7X over because after all that WOOD we get from Maria and Erika you all still not learning. As long as DLP stay in power we will continue to get collective punishment from the man above because Dcans too darn stupid.

    Assertive like Mama Eugenia! :twisted: :twisted:

  7. Ibo France
    November 21, 2017

    To allow a hospital to become infested with mold and fungus is tantamount to criminality. This shows an unspeakable level of incompetence and heartlessness. When a government shows you who they are, believe them. For a health institution to fall in such atrocious condition of disrepair, should send a poignant message to every citizen, the government is hopelessly delinquent. Remember, a nation’s health is a nation’s wealth.

    • Paul Rossnof
      November 21, 2017

      Well said my friend!

  8. Anonymous
    November 21, 2017

    Yes, Marigot need its hospital but what about the one under construction by the Chinese in Roseau? What is the status of that? Has work restarted and how much damage was incurred? Are all the Chinese workers back in place? I saw hundreds of them leaving the week after Maria/ Give us an update plsl. Kenneth.

    • Paul Rossnof
      November 21, 2017

      You joking? They won’t come back. The rats have begun to leave the sinking ship

    • Emile Dominique
      November 21, 2017

      Good question for the daily debriefers to answer. What about the new airport. also. As a news outlet DNO should be asking those hard questions. What about the hotels that were started recently. What about the Grandbay to Scots Head road.

      • Anonymous
        November 21, 2017

        All very good questions Emile that are very relevant to us in Dominica -. And we need and deserve answers. Big speeches inNew York, Bonn, Brussels and so on won’t do except perhaps give Skerrit a water head.

    • November 21, 2017

      @Anonymous the best person to ask is The Honorable doctor ?‍⚕️ lol ? good luck in getting an answer ?

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