Hospital Medical Director Dr. Ruby Blanc has said dealing with diabetics at the Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH) is having a negative impact on the operations of the institution.
Dr. Blanc was addressing the official opening of a three-month workshop for the management of diabetic foot in Dominica. She said the PMH has lost revenue as a result of the occupancy of diabetic patients.
“When you look at the society and more specific, at the hospital, there have been 45 prevent of the bed space have been taken up by diabetic patients. This means that the hospital is losing revenue,” she said, adding that all measures need to be put in place to prevent diabetes in Dominica.
Meantime representative from the Pan American Health Organization Shirley Augustine said diabetic foot is the most complicated aspect of diabetes and constitutes a major cost to any health care system.