The United Workers Party (UWP) will be holding a public meeting and an all-night candlelight vigil on Thursday evening as the controversy over the temporary closure of the Marigot Hospital rages on.
The event is expected to take place from 7:00 pm on the Melville Hall main road.
The hospital was shut down due to an infestation of mold and fungus and Leader of the UWP, Lennox Linton, said the closure of such an important facility which serves the people from the Kalinago Territory to Calibishie was due to “criminal negligence.”
He said the event will explore the issue of the Marigot Hospital.
“Poeple keep asking, what’s next, what’s next,” Linton, who is also MP for Marigot stated. “Well, we are having a national meeting.We are going on the public road in Melville Hall at 7:00 o’clock on Thursday night and that will be followed by an all-night vigil. We will be there with our candles, we will be there with our food, we will be there with our change of clothing. We will be spending the entire night there.”
He stated that the meeting will make it clear that the people want action on the hospital.
“We want to make it clear that the people of Marigot, the people of surrounding communities, the people of Dominica in general, are serious about immediate action to establish a national health care facility in Marigot,” Linton stated.
The Marigot Hospital was first shut down in 2014 because of a severe termite infestation.